Zanu PF politburo member Oppah Muchinguri has opened up about her recent trip to see renowned Nigerian prophet TB Joshua to solve problems in her political and personal life.
Muchinguri made the confession on Wednesday during an induction of Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee provincial liaison committees for the three Matabeleland provinces in Bulawayo as she sought to cool down tempers.
Tempers had started flaring as representatives from the three major parties — Zanu PF, MDC-T and MDC — discussed the issue of political violence.
“I sense a lot of anger in the house,” Muchinguri said. “You need to free your hearts of those emotions as leaders. I went to Nigeria to TB Joshua and told him I had problems with a number of politicians and family members.
“I actually took all the people who I had problems with in my heart all the way to Nigeria. They were there in the plane with me.
“When I got there I told him of my problems. TB Joshua asked if I was a Christian. He asked if I was praying to God and I said yes.
“He then said God did not hear my prayers because I was angry. As a leader what you need to do is to open your hearts.”
Muchinguri said TB Joshua “then challenged me to pray for all those people and forgive them”.
“When you pray for them, God has a way of solving things,” she said.
Muchinguri said people should carry out self- introspection instead of venting their anger on those around them.
“You should address your issues as an individual,” she said. “This nation has angry people.
“We hope that all the issues you have will be raised and resolved in the provincial liaison committees that have been set up.”
A number of senior African politicians and businesspeople have visited the popular Nigerian prophet including suspended Zanu PF legislator Tracey Mutinhiri, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Zifa president Cuthbert Dube, former South African president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Malawian Vice-President Joyce Banda.