Zimbabwe arrests Pastor who Predicted Mugabe’s Death….
A Zimbabwean pastor, Patrick Mugadza, who prophesied that 92 year old president Robert Mugabe would die on 17th October, 2017 has been arrested.
Mugadza had in December predicted the death of Mugabe and urged him to pray hard if he wanted to avoid that fate.
Mugadza was arrested on Monday in Harare on charges of undermining the authority of the president, but the charge was then changed to criminal nuisance, his lawyer Gift Mtisi said.
Mr. Mugadza is not admitting to the charge against him, “as he is arguing that what he said was given to him by God during a prayer,” Mr. Mtisi said.
Local Government Minister Savior Kasukuwere said the authorities would clamp down on priests raising alarm. “These prophets are becoming reckless and careless, they need to be put on a leash,” he said.
The pastor is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Mugadza of the Remnant Pentecostal Church hit the spotlight in 2015 when he single-handedly protested the incompetence of Mugabe.
There have been protests against President Mugabe who has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. Many have accused him of running down the economy of the south African country but he is still bent on running for office again by 2018. He has also been endorsed by his party.
The prophet’s arrest comes as the ruling party prepares to throw a huge party to celebrate Mugabe’s 93rd birthday on February 21.