LITTLE-KNOWN self-styled prophet Lloyd Matikiti has prophesied that former Vice-President Joice Mujuru would rout the ruling party in the 2018 election and form a coalition government with main opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Matikiti, who spends most of his week days preaching in the streets of Kwekwe and is part of the Harare-based Church of God made the prophesy last week while ministering to over 100 members of his church at the Globe and Phoenix Hall in the city centre.

He urged his followers not to pay much attention to First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa who were currently being touted as front runners in the race to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

“They (Grace and Mnangagwa) are just passing time because when the time comes God will appoint a leader who will free Zimbabwe from these economic problems and this will be the Mujuru administration,” he said.

Matikiti later issued a statement addressed to Mujuru and Tsvangirai and was also currently circulating a DVD which contains the prophecy of Mujuru’s presidency.

“It was long announced to me by the Spirit of God before the so-called factionalism hit Zanu PF which led to the ouster of Mujuru and her companions that such will befall her but she will bounce back. It was highlighted to me that people will refuse to be led by a woman president although despite all these challenges she will eventually rule. Mujuru will therefore and must ascend to the throne of Zimbabwean leadership because God appointed her a long time ago,” Matikiti said.

He told his followers that Tsvangirai would allow Mujuru to lead the coalition.

Mujuru has not yet officially launched her envisaged People First party although she has unveiled the party’s manifesto and expressed willingness to work with Tsvangirai.