Mugabe's death 'postponed from 17 October to a later date' - Prophet now claims

Pastor Mugadza had prophesied that Mugabe would die on Tuesday,October 17.

The pastor who prophesied President Robert Mugabe would die on Tuesday (October 17) has now backtracked on his prophesy.

Remnant Church leader Pastor Patrick Mugadza now claims that "God had changed His mind and postponed the death of the veteran leader (93)."

"About three days ago, I received word from God saying the death of President Mugabe has been postponed to a later date which is not specified," said Pastor Mugadza.

A number of Zimbabweans slammed the church leader after making a U-turn on his "prophesy."

Many accused Mugadza of being a false prophet. "False Prophets of doom are always exposed," said Nduku Nduna.

Sam Masunda also lashed at the pastor, accusing him of seeking significance politically.

"False prohet! Why not give political opinion without insulting congregants in such a way?" Masunda asked.

Lincoln Date reminded Mugadza that God did not change his mind, as claimed by the pastor.

He added, "Stop making these idiots famous when they say stupid things like this. We should not entertain them."

Others however displayed some sense of humour around the so-called prophesy.

"This pastor must be beaten. How can he raise people's hopes and dump them just like that," a witty Tindo Bhonzo said.

The Constitutional Court last week dismissed an application filed by Mugadza seeking an order to stop his prosecution for prophesying Mugabe's death. The state claimed Mugadza insulted the Christian religion and African tradition.

Information Minister, Simon Khaya Moyo, said, "The president worships and prays to a living God. He will not be worried about prophecy made by people," he told media.

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