Kariba based pastor Patrick Mugadza who last week predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe by claiming 93-year-old would breathe his last on October 17 was arrested this Monday at the Harare Magistrates Courts.
In a message sent to the media via WhatsApp, Mugadza said police were still holding him without any charge but claimed to have overheard them saying he would be charged with undermining the authority of the President.
“They say I have undermined the authority of the President though they have not formally charged me. I have not seen anyone yet save for arresting officers,” Mugadza told New Zimbabwe
The pastor was due to appear in court later later on Monday for a trial in a case where he is charged with offences against the country’s flag which was wrapped around his neck during his one-man protests demo along in the capital last week.
The outspoken Pastor, in his Mugabe death prophecy, said: “I just want to tell you something concerning the year 2017.
“It is a very special year because of number SEVEN and at the same time also 2017 collides with 37 years by which Zanu PF has been ruling this beautiful nation of Zimbabwe, but something is going to be happening also, which is very critical for us to know.”
He continued: “It is not to say that I am glad to announce this but, I am just saying it because that’s what God told me.
“It was on the 26th of December 2016 when I was in prayer and God said to me this coming year 2017 the President is dying and he told me that he is dying on 17th of October, like I said earlier on that I am not happy for somebody to die but, this is something that is going to happen.
“People may ask me if what he does not die. I do not know how much he believes in prayer but he has to do something about this prophecy.”
The clergyman said if the President does what he has to do he may not die, giving reference to the biblical Hezekiah and quoting the book of Isaiah 38 which says “this is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover”.
Source: New Zimbabwe
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