CONTROVERSIAL but widely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, has said President Robert Mugabe will die in 2015, an online newspaper has claimed.
The Maravi Post said Liabunya said this during the night of cross over service conducted in Area 23 at Music Cross Road tent in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe in the wee hours of January 1.
During the same service Liabunya told his followers that Hakainde Hichilema will emerge as the new President of Zambia when the country goes to election on January 20. The United Party for Development leader will face Patriotic Front leader Edgar Lungu who recently flew to Zimbabwe to consult with President Mugabe.
According to the report, Liabunya said “Mugabe’s biological clock will not tick beyond this year ” after which Zimbabwe will be “restored” to the be in the top five of the richest countries in Africa.
The prophet said First Lady Grace Mugabe “will never win in Zimbabwean politics” and had simply joined politics to “protect her ill-gotten wealth.”
Liabunya however claimed that it would be good for her to contest as she would give back wealth to the Zimbabweans during the campaign period.
Liabunya is a controversial figure who has won himself a following over the last few years predicting political events in Malawi. His followers claim that he prophesied former Malawian President Joyce Banda’s defeat in 2014.
President Mugabe, who is currently on his annual leave, has previously joked about people who have predicted his death saying in their dreams he had died “more times than Jesus.”
The 90 year old leader has shown no signs yet of wanting to step down soon with his party endorsing him as their preferred leader during the December congress.