The controversial Nigerian televangelist whose full name is Temitope Balogun Joshua claimed early this month that heavy rains would wash away the pandemic by this Friday and that there would be no trace of the deadly virus. He specifically mentioned 27th of March as the day the coronavirus would disappear.
“By the end of this month, whether we like it or not, no matter the medicine they might have produced to cure whatever, it will go the way it came,” T.B. Joshua declared, adding, “If it is not medicine that brought this to the world, medicine cannot take it out. It will go the way it came. This month 27th, it will be over.”
Many scholars now believe that TB Joshua wanted to ride on the back of an elderly psychic, Sylvia Brownie, who in the summer of 2008, published a book that contained an ominous prediction.
“In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments,” it said. “Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.”
This prediction faded from public memory and the book’s author, died in 2013. But the Coronavirus pandemic has brought new attention to Browne’s book, and it is believed, TB Joshua prophecy may be based on this book.