The then ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has demanded that the self proclaimed Nigerian prophet TB Joshua must be questioned by the inquiry probing late president, Bingu wa Mutharika’s death.
President Joyce Banda recently announced that government is intending to establish an inquiry to probe the circumstances around Bingu's controversial death on April 5, including the medical attention he received.
TB Joshua prophesied the death and claimed that Mutharika visited him before he passed away to beg for forgiveness.
The new Malawian leader who frequently flys to Nigeria to visit the prophet was accused by other African countries like Zimbabwe for killing Mutharika. DPP spokesman Nicholas Dausi was quoted in the local press that TB Joshua should be quizzed. Mutharika died in a sudden cardiac failure on April 5 exactly two months before this date in which TB Joshua said an old African president would die in two months’ time.
“We must find out how he can foretell those things,” Dausi, Mwanza Central MP told Parliament.
“According to Saint Francis of Assisi, that is not Godly. It is not an exhaustible instrument of life,” said Dausi,
DPP leader in Parliament Dr George Chaponda is on record telling the House that the probe should “include interviewing those who were celebrating after the death of the late President and slaughtering cows.”
But President Banda has justified the probe said the late president was no longer a family member but a Head of State.
“All we are trying is to find out what happened, not who killed him. Is there anything we could have done to avoid his death, did he receive enough attention, why were there three different signs of date of death?” said Banda.