TB Joshua, a Nigerian televangelist, died on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria. He became well-known throughout Africa as a result of his accurate predictions about international events, politics, and the economy. The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, was founded and led by Joshua.
According to social media messages on his official Twitter account and press sources, Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua has died at the age of 57.
“The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers, and concern during this time, and respectfully beg that the family be given some privacy. ‘Watch and pray,’ said Prophet Joshua as his final words.”
The controversial Nigerian pastor garnered international acclaim for his predictions of world events, politics, and the economy, which he broadcast live from his Lagos headquarters.
Joshua said that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari would “defend” the country’s economy in one of his 2017 prophecies.
“President Buhari will do everything in his power to prevent the naira (Nigerian currency) from depreciating — a wise decision from a wise leader. However, there will be an enormous amount of pressure exerted on him from above that he will be unable to resist “In a televised clip, he remarked.
The Nigerian economy was said to be ailing at the time, according to media sources. Militants attacked the country’s main source of revenue, crude oil. At the time, the country was experiencing its first recession in more than two decades.
In a 2016 Facebook post, the pastor predicted that Hilary Clinton will defeat her then-rival Donald Trump in the election. Trump, on the other hand, won the election.
Joshua was criticized on social media for his incorrect forecast. Joshua responded by telling his Lagos congregation that his prognosis was accurate and that people needed a “spiritual understanding” to interpret his prophecy.
“The prophecy is not contentious in any way. Human beings are the source of contention… we are not on the same level (in terms of spiritual insight) “At the time, he was quoted as saying.
Joshua has a sizable fan base in South Africa, with multiple branches located throughout the country.
Congregants from South Africa have even traveled to Nigeria to attend his services.
Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, paid Joshua a visit in Lagos in 2013, shortly after the party was founded. Malema claimed he sought Joshua’s blessings and advice.
Joshua’s church in Lagos was visited by groups of disciples from South Africa in 2014. The journey ended tragically when a six-story hotel affiliated to the televangelist collapsed, killing 84 South Africans. A total of 116 individuals died as a result of the accident.
According to the inquest decision, the accident was due to structural flaws, and the building did not have planning approval from the authorities.