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24.12.2009 Nigeria

Our Defence Minister Gets His 'Defence' From Nigerian Prophet

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Minister of Justice, Defence and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse, has said he is very impressed with the power of Prophet TB Joshua of Nigeria.

The minister recently travelled to Nigeria to meet Joshua. "I was very impressed and moved by the power God has given to him, and the way he helps the poor people," said Seretse, a devout Christian.

He explained that he went to visit Joshua in his private capacity. He said he has had encounters with local prophets, but none of them match Joshua. "Don't even try to go that far because as an individual, I can go anywhere," he said. He added that Joshua has said that God loves Botswana despite what he called negative reportage by local media during his visit in 2005. Seretse said that the local media is always reporting negatively about the country and the government and people in other countries are surprised at what is happening to the 'lovely country' that they know Botswana to be.

"They read your newspapers and they enquire what is going on. God will prevail on you guys to be more sensible and logical and to love yourselves," he said sounding even more spiritual.

He emphasised that there is lack of objective reporting in Botswana. Seretse is not the first prominent politician from Botswana to seek the services of Joshua.

When the prophet first came to Botswana in 2005, the former leader of Botswana National Front (BNF) Dr Kenneth Koma tried his luck to see him.

The prophet spent a week in Gaborone assisting people with different ailments. Early this year, besieged BNF president Otsweletse Moupo went to Nigeria to seek the blessings of Joshua.

He came back home a happy man and apparently so is Seretse. The Prophet's Emmanuel TV recently broadcast a clip of Seretse being introduced among other prominent

African personalities in the congregation. Also spotted at the Prophet's sermons was former president of Zambia Frederick Chiluba, South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka and others.

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