Michael Mahendere
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BornMichael Mahendere
  • Pastor
  • Musician
Known forBeing a Musician
Spouse(s)Vimbai Mahendere
RelativesAkim, Misheck and Amos

Michael Mahendere is a Zimbabwean pastor and musician. He was part of the group Pax Afro and gospel outfit Mahendere brothers. Mahendere is a pastor at United Family International Church. He has had a successful solo career with his album Getting Personal With God II producing hits such as Makanaka Jesu and Mumoyo.


Mahendere is the fourth born in a family of seven children.[1] He was born on 28 May 1983 and married Vimbai Mahendere in December 2011.[2]

Mahendere's father Paul Mahendere died in January 2021. Mahendere succumbed to a chest complication aged 77.[3]


He has brothers:

Michael Mahendere also has sisters:

  • Naume
  • Ruth (late)
  • Opah[5]


Permican 2016 Awards

Permican 2015 Awards

  • Best Album of the year for Getting Personal with God – November 2015
  • Best Male Artist

Zimbabwe Achievers Awards


  • Getting Personal With God 3
  • Getting Personal With God (Live Worship DVD) - GPWG 2
  • Worship Classics (Prayer for the Nation)
  • Classics Singles


Music Videos

Minister Michael Mahendere & Direct Worship - Mweya Mutsvene

Janet Manyowa - Kune Muponesi ft. Minister Mahendere

CCAP Voice of Mbare - MUKUNDI ft Minister Michael Mahendere and Macdonald Chidavaenzi

Makanaka Jesu - Pastor Mahendere


  1. Fatima Bulla, Michael Mahendere: A life of prophecy, Sunday Mail, published: June 19, 2016, retrieved: October 18, 2016
  2. About Michael Mahendere, Facebook, published: No Date Given, retrieved: October 18, 2016
  3. Trust Khoza, MAHENDERE BROTHERS MOURN FATHER, H-Metro, Published: January 6, 2021, Retrieved: July 30, 2021
  4. MAHENDERE EXCLUSIVE!, H-Metro, Published: January 16, 2018, Retrieved: July 30, 2021
  5. Other side of Minister Mahendere. . . gold miner, farmer and happy father, The Herald, Published: June 27, 2020, Retrieved: August 9, 2021