Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Has Been to Heaven Four Times

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Sibusiso Mthembu is a self-proclaimed prophet from Mandeni, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who claims he has been to heaven four times.

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Have Been to Heaven Four Times

Sibusiso Mthembu, now 72, said there were 11 heavens and he had drawn a map of them.

Mthembu had his first heavenly journey in December 1998., and subsequent journeys were made in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

“An angel, whom I later realised was Gabriel, who was in his early 20s, appeared at my house and led me by the hand to the Mandeni River where he baptised me and he returned to heaven,” Mthembu claimed.

He said the same angel arrived in 1998 and this time took him along to heaven where he met God, Jesus and angels during his journeys.

Mthembu’s other sightings include Moses, Eliya, and Abel and others. “I heard their conversations, experienced the singing and the smell. He also explored the Marshnode City – the first place people go to when they die, and their spirits get reincarnated – Wespole City and also saw Jesus, Moses, Eliya, a prophet and Abel,” he claimed.

He also met God, on his second heavenly journey in 2004, while he stopped at a planet called Jadalem that is covered in water and ice.

“I was then taken to the fifth heaven, called Crista, where I met Jesus in a city called Sharomy. There was also Silvertus-devil’s angel there,” claimed Mthembu.

“Jesus is white and God is greyish in complexion,” Mthembu explained.

Mthembu said though there were 11 heavens, the main one was Salem, where God’s temple was.

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Since returning from his last trip to heaven, in 2008, The self-proclaimed prophet has drawn a map of heaven and its residents on the wall of his house.

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Have Been to Heaven Four Times

“People must come and see the map as one day someone from Japan or China or Britain will design a map of heaven and the people of South Africa will have forgotten that the map was originally made in South Africa,” he says.

“I don’t know whether to believe this or not,” a visitor to the house told the Sowetan. “I think it’s about one’s religion or belief. Some people are convinced that it’s a true map, while others are not.”

How true is this heavenly – but in a way hilarious – story of Sibusiso Mthembu? Unfortunately we may never know until it’s too late.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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