TB Joshua’s absence at Tanzania presidential inauguration stirs debste

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TB Joshua Met By President Elect John Magufuli At The Airport

TB Joshua Met By President Elect John Magufuli At The Airport

Despite his presidential welcome and high-profile arrival in Tanzania this week, Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua was notably absent at Thursday’s inauguration of the new Tanzanian President Dr John Pombe Magufuli.

 

Local media was awash with the news of Joshua’s first visit to the East African nation with expectations that the Nigerian cleric may play some role in the ceremony which saw eight African states converge on Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam.

 

TB Joshua With Tanzanian Opposition Leaders 04.11.15However, it was later revealed that the pastor actually spent time at the house of Magufuli’s political rival and opposition leader Edward Lowassa.

Magufuli Tweet About TB Joshua

Magufuli Tweet About TB Joshua

TB Joshua With Lowassa Thurs 05.11.15A picture of the duo holding hands outside of the former Prime Minister’s house was posted to social media several hours after the inauguration had concluded where the topic of Joshua’s absence was hotly debated.

 

“Been since morning trying to solve this #TBJoshua puzzle… no success so far”, wrote Evarist Chahali, a Tanzanian social media activist on Twitter. “Did he decide not to turn up for the inauguration or was he asked not to after photos emerged showing him with Lowassa?”

 

Lowassa took to his verified Twitter account to acknowledge Joshua’s presence and thank him for bringing ‘God’s guidance’.

Lowassa Tweet About TB Joshua

Lowassa Tweet About TB Joshua

“I appreciate the great honour the servant of God, T.B. Joshua, gave to me by coming to my home to discuss the affairs of the nation and pray with my family,” he wrote in Swahili.

 

It was the first public statement the CHADEMA presidential candidate had made on social media since his rival was declared the winner of the hotly contested elections.

 

Lowassa’s wife Regina similarly broke her silence on social media by tweeting about Joshua’s visit to their home. “I am very grateful for the presence of T.B. Joshua, God’s servant, in my house,” she wrote. “We have received comfort and God’s blessings.”

 

 

 

On Wednesday 4th November 2015, Joshua held a long meeting with prominent UKAWA leaders, the coalition of opposition parties that tried to topple the ruling CCM party from power.

 

 

 

His prolonged meetings with Lowassa and his colleagues have given credence to the notion that Joshua’s main intention for visiting Tanzania was to bring a message of reconciliation and peace in the wake of the disputed elections.

 

 

 

“If TB Joshua was in it for the publicity, he would have sat in the limelight with the likes of Magufuli, Mugabe, Zuma, Kenyatta and the rest of them at today’s ceremony,” wrote one commentator on a Tanzanian blog.  “But he’s not a materially-minded pastor; I know his main concern is peace and stability for our nation.”

 

 

 

Both Lowassa and Tanzania’s new President Magufuli are friends of the Nigerian ‘Prophet’, having visited him in Nigeria several years ago.

 

 

 

Ihechukwu Njoku – freelance

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11 Responses to TB Joshua’s absence at Tanzania presidential inauguration stirs debste

  1. This man is really a man of God. Other pastors would have paraded themselves with the presidents. May God be with you man of God. He didnt want to soil himself with the likes of Mugabes, Zumas and Lungus!

    China
    November 6, 2015 at 6:08 am
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  2. too bad for visionless lungu ….he thot he wud get a hand shake

    bullu siajongolo
    November 6, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    • @siajongolo-wat kind of low mindedness is this? Me surprised that you only decide to disrespect your own head of state. Remember-leaders are God appointed-if u are opposition party leader and u are against this straight forward fact-I doubt your intentions to be one day head of state of this great nation Zambia

      victor ngosa
      November 6, 2015 at 10:41 am
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      • yu are very blind ….riging and winning are two different things.
        Riggers are not appointed by God

        bullu siajongolo
        November 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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  3. TB Joshua is haunted by his own ability to foresee the future. Thus he was scared of foreseeing and prophesying loudly the impending death of a President in a Southern African country. That saved Lungu and Mugabe from being jittery.

    Kambwili
    November 6, 2015 at 7:19 am
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    • sure mr kambwili,our minister!have u already known wins & who loses 2016 elections,and you already know who is to be conforted sorry sir confess that serious sin why then are we voting if u’ve results already in your palms?

      zambian indignous
      November 7, 2015 at 2:00 am
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  4. He should come to zambia also after 2016 election results to comfort HH. Lowassa just like HH overated himself just because of econonomic hardships and power blackouts the country was going thru, without knowing that pipo understood the situation the country was in just like zambians. Mulisekaseka emufuma lilalila

    hh
    November 6, 2015 at 9:09 am
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  5. True Man of God indeed!
    I give GOD all the Glory for using you to touch me and my family.
    EMMANUEL!

    christian
    November 6, 2015 at 9:19 am
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  6. TB JOSHUA IS JUST A HUMAN BEING PLEASE WHO WAS BORN AND LATER HE WILL DIE ,WHAT IS THIS FARCE ALL ABOUT. LOOK TO JESUS WHO LEFT THE HEAVENS TO COME AND DIE A SHAMEFUL DEATH FOR US ALL SINNERS INCLUDING THE CHIEF SINNER TB

    maguys
    November 6, 2015 at 10:55 am
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  7. Its a pity to see such arguments on this that are straight forward. God is no respector of persons. He made everything for himself and to Himself. I advise you all to look to Jesus as He is the One Who holds everything you desire. Some of you will be chosen just like Paul the servant. Wake-up Zambians and respect other people and uplift the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ who has taken all our infirmaties and chose to suffer for our sakes. Honestly, we do not even deserve the things we enjoy today. Receive Christ as your Saviour and trust Him only. We can’t be debating about human beings all the time. Time is precious and the best way is to glorify God with it.

    SHAMS
    November 6, 2015 at 11:35 am
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  8. Its a pity to see such arguments on this that are straight forward. God is no respector of persons. He made everything for Himself and to Himself. I advise you all to look to Jesus as He is the One Who holds everything you desire. Some of you will be chosen just like Paul the servant. Wake-up Zambians and respect other people and uplift the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ who has taken all our infirmaties and chose to suffer for our sakes. Honestly, we do not even deserve the things we enjoy today. Receive Christ as your Saviour and trust Him only. We can’t be debating about human beings all the time. Time is precious and the best way is to glorify God with it.
    Jesus Loves you guys.

    SHAMS
    November 6, 2015 at 11:40 am
    Reply

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