Chitown , In light of recent events, it is important to take a critical look at the leaders of so-called “prosperity gospel” churches in Zimbabwe. The opening of United Family International Church’s (UFIC) mega church in Chitungwiza, led by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, should be met with caution and skepticism.
Makandiwa has faced allegations of gold smuggling, while his friend and fellow “prophet” Uebert Angel was recently caught up in corruption scandals. These questionable characters are not the kind of people one would expect to lead a church, let alone build a mega church that accommodates 30,000 people.
The opening of the mega church, which was reportedly built using Makandiwa and his wife’s personal resources, was officiated by Ghanaian spiritual father and mentor Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng. This event was attended by numerous dignitaries, including diplomats and government officials.
However, the fact that the church was built using personal resources raises questions about the source of Makandiwa’s wealth. Moreover, the delay in the completion of the structure due to municipal council issues is concerning, as it suggests a lack of transparency and accountability.
Prophets like Makandiwa and Angel promote the “prosperity gospel,” which promises material blessings in exchange for financial contributions to the church. This has led to accusations of exploitation and manipulation of vulnerable people who are promised miraculous wealth in exchange for their hard-earned money.
The government-controlled newspaper, Herald, has recently run propaganda pieces against these questionable prophets, and this should serve as a warning to the public. It is essential to be cautious when it comes to religious leaders who make grand promises of prosperity and blessings, especially when their actions and associations suggest questionable motives.
In light of recent events, it is crucial to scrutinize the activities of churches led by prophets like Makandiwa and Angel. The public should be aware of the potential risks associated with these religious leaders and their teachings. It is essential to demand transparency and accountability from those who claim to speak for God and to use discernment when choosing where to worship.
Source – MasimbaNews✍