Written by Kehinde Oyetimi Sunday, 05 September 2010
THE Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, arrived Nigeria on Wednesday on
a visit to the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua. The visit, it was revealed, was among measures to ascertain the PM’s victory and peace in the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe.
According to a reliable source in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, “Tsvangirai came for spiritual direction” as according to the statement credited to him, “only God directs one on the right path.” It is widely known that the PM has always been in a tussle for power with the incumbent president of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
The church, however, appears to have become a place of refuge for presidents and some African nations. It would be recalled that in 2008, John Atta Mills, president of Ghana, paid a visit to the prophet during the elections in the country. Also, former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba visited the prophet while he was in power. Even the late leader of Gabon, Omar Bongo did the same. Among other presidents who had paid similar visit were Andre Kolimba and Pascal Lissouba of Central African Republic and Congo, respectively.
The source equally added that some of the African presidents who have had spiritual encounters with the prophet informed Tsvangirai on the need for him to get to the Synagogue ahead of Zimbabwe’s election. The prime minister was, therefore, quoted as saying that there was a need to take the people of Zimbabwe to God to avert the crisis that engulfed the last elections in the country.
Efforts to get Prophet T.B. Joshua to comment on the visit and whether any of Nigerian leaders have paid such visit proved abortive.