ZAOGA founder Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti’s death: More details emerge


Prominent Zimbabwean evangelist, educationist and author Ezekiel Guti has died at the age of 100.

Guti passed away on Wednesday according to an announcement by his Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) church which he founded in 1960. ZAOGA national chairman Apostle Joseph Guti said in a video that their spiritual father and iconic leader had “peacefully departed from this world.”

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the promotion to great glory of our dearly beloved spiritual father visionary and iconic leader, Archbishop Professor Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti. Our father, the born servant and apostle of God Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti peacefully departed from this world today Wednesday the 5th of July 2023,” he said.

He celebrated his 100th birthday in May this year. His ZAOGA church, also known as Forward in Faith Ministries International, remains one of the largest in Zimbabwe with branches worldwide.

In 2012, Ezekiel Guti established Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura at a cost of US$100 million. He and his wife Eunor Guti were the joint chancellors.

Ezekiel and Eunor Guti had seven children together – six daughters and one son. Their son Ezekiel Junior died in a drowning accident in 2017.

Guti authored over a dozen Christian books and oversaw the construction of Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Harare which opened in 2012.

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