- Category: News
- Published on 11 March 2014
UNITED Family International Church leader, Emmanuel Makandiwa, has dared critics to prove he is a phony ‘prophet' who uses black magic to perform some of his alleged miracles.
"It is not fruitful to say that I am fake when you do not take action to test me. I think we have professional witch-doctors in our country registered with ZINATHA who are very powerful and also men of God, why can't either side come to prove my false works," the charismatic church leader told congregants during a service at Harare's City Sports Centre last week.
Makandiwa's remarks follow speculation that a delegation of pastors from Ghana was due in Harare on a mission to "expose" him as a false prophet. But the wealthy church leader declared: "Some people who have accused me of using evil powers actually consult n'angas themselves.
"Why then do they not want to come here if they truly believe I use the same powers as n'angas? Why are they not comfortable? It shows you they know the truth. If you know of a powerful witchdoctor, bring him here and what happens will tell you we are from totally different kingdoms and this should be done in the presence of cameras."
His spokesman, Prime Kufakunesu said his boss is not a false prophet.
"Everyone out there knows that Prophet Makandiwa is a true man of God and has thrown this challenge to his critics and no one has taken it up. You have to understand that he is a brand and people would obviously try to make names for themselves by speaking about such a brand, either positively or negatively. People will just say anything to be noticed, even if it is nonsensical. Their reasoning does not make sense at all. Just wait and see, May will come and go and no one will pitch up," he said.
The pastors, mainly from Sekondi-Takoradi twin cities, have fallen out with Makandiwa's spiritual father called, Victor Kusi Boateng also from that country, and are planning a courtesy call on President Robert Mugabe soon, whom they want to implore to shut down UFIC and have it's key leaders arrested. Mugabe first met his first wife, the late Sally at Takoradi Teacher Training College where they were both teaching.
One of the pastors, Lawrence Ajoba, told these reporters that Kusi Boateng, is the kingmaker behind Makandiwa,and others whom he allegedly acquires "occultic powers and Voodoo" on their behalf from a popular fetish priest also from his native called, Nana Kwaku Bonsam.
Last month, My Zimbabwe News had an interview with Nana Kwaku Bonsam and when asked to confirm if if Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng was one of his 'clients', Nana Kwaku Bonsam could neither confirm nor deny citing professional reasons.
"Hahahahaha, I can't mention names my friend because that will be unprofessional," he told My Zimbabwe News before confirming that he has however turned a lot of Zimbabwean pastors into prophets.