The Economic Freedom Fighter commander-in-chief said he was there to visit TB Joshua to receive blessings for the journey ahead.
His visit had local media abuzz over a private and spiritual retreat that Malema said was his way of seeking blessings and better counsel.
The Springbok rugby player Jaco van der Westhuyzen, who is a devout Christian, is also a follower. He claims his knee injury was miraculously healed by prayer when he visited Joshua, pastor of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations in Lagos.
According to him he was cured from a career threatening knee ligament injury immediately following the prayer.
He has since been back to The Synagogue Church of All Nations and remains a friend to T.B. Joshua.
“We all seek divine intervention, blessings of spiritual leaders and it happened that this time we came to TB Joshua and it shouldn’t be seen to be any controversial activities,” Malema said about his visit.
Joshua is known for his prophecies and miracle healings.
Although Malema would not say much about his own tidings and what counsel he received from the spiritual leader, he expressed his desire to emulate Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
While singing Mugabe’s praises, he said the news that he had won another term in office were cause for celebration..
“They have made their wishes very clear and we want to congratulate president Mugabe because he has returned the land to the people and Zimbabwe will be one of the fewest African countries which is truly owned by Africans,” he said emphatically.
Joshua has traveled to South Africa. He opened a branch of his church located in the industrial Brackenfell north of Cape Town.
Sibusile, the daughter of King Goodwill Zwelethini was said to have been cured of epilepsy by Joshua.
Another follower, Springbok rugby player Ruben Kruger who visited to the Synagogue Church of All Nations with a brain tumor, died of cancer later, however.