Cape Town – Nigeria's controversial pastor TB Joshua has
reportedly broken silence after his prophecy that Hillary Clinton would win the
just ended United States elections fell flat.
According to Punch, the influential TV evangelist said that his
prophecy was not off the mark, adding that people needed "spiritual
understanding" to be able to interpret it.
Joshua said this during a service at the headquarters of his
church in Lagos on Sunday.
"There was nothing controversial about the prophecy. It is human
beings that are controversial… We are not on the same level (of spiritual understanding").
Joshua predicted just before the US vote that Clinton would
win the election in a "narrow victory".
But on Wednesday last week, Trump was declared victorious, after
capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
Social media users immediately took to Twitter to mock his inaccurate
The prediction was consequently deleted but reinstated again on his official
According to BBC, some of his supporters defended him, saying that
his prophecy was indeed realised, "because Clinton won the popular vote,
although she still lost the election based on the US system of the electoral
A new statement on Joshua's Facebook echoed this argument,
"We have seen the outcome of the election in America. Having
read, you will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the
majority of Americans."