- "Who will father me now? Who will pay school fees for my children?" Magaya asks rhetorically in his condolence statement.
By Mutsa Makuvaza
PHD Ministries founder Walter Magaya has mourned his “spiritual father” TB Joshua who died suddenly this Saturday evening aged 57.
In a statement posted by his church, Magaya said he never saw TB Joshua’s death coming and likened himself to a spiritual orphan and said the demise of the Nigerian televangelist has left him without a father and without someone “who will pay school fees for my children”.
Magaya, who calls himself a prophet, said he will miss the early morning phone calls from Joshua in which the Nigerian preacher would issue advice and guidance to Magaya.
“Who will father me now? Who will pay school fees for my children?” Magaya asks rhetorically in his condolence statement.
“You started Yadah TV for me and alwaya did guide me. Who will call me at 2am and say correcr this and that?”
Magaya further said he was denied a visa last week, ostensibly on a mission to deliver some “special message” to the Nigerian televangelist.
Magaya said he is still holding onto the rejected visa application papers and signs his condolence message as “Your Bereaved Son”.
Magaya was known to be close to TB Joshua who he frequently visited at his church in Lagos.
Meanwhile, TB Joshua’s church has confirmed his sudden death. The shocking death came a few hours after the popular televangelist had delivered a sermon to tens of thousands of his faithful in Lagos, and possibly millions others who followed him daily from across the world. – Zimbabwe Voice □