General News of Monday, 29 December 2014
The UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has scoffed at Pastor TB Joshua over his claim that he predicted the disappearance of AirAsia’s Indonesia flight QZ8501 months before the incident occurred.
The Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing.
Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea.
The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made.
The popular Nigerian Pastor told his congregation on Sunday December 28, that he foresaw the incident before it occurred.
“…When I told you people that the Asia country, particularly I mentioned Indonesia; pray, be careful, the nature of the geographical atmosphere there, the weather there; they should capture the weather with prayer."
He added: “I’m seeing a balloon lose control, and the whole people there died”.
However, in reaction to the claim, the outspoken diplomat wondered how Joshua could predict the ‘missing jet’ incident but couldn’t forecast the accident that occurred at his church premises some months back.