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[[File:MAKA.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Emmanuel Makandiwa]]'''Emmanuel Makandiwa''' is a popular and controversial prophet. Formally a young pastor at the AFM church, Makandiwa went on to form his  United Family nterdenominational Ministries (UFIM) between 2008 and 2010. Makandiwa hogged the media limelight in within a few years after the formation of UFIC with his controversial miracles that includes manhood enlargement, changing people's HIV statuses and causing the birth of after a three day pregnancy. Makandiwa was named one of the most influential Africans by various think tanks and organisaions. He also known for bringing thousands of people at his [[Judgement Night]] sessions. He became the first individual to fill up the  60,000 seater National Sports Stadium with his followers in April 2011.  
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[[File:MAKA.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Emmanuel Makandiwa]]'''Emmanuel Makandiwa''' is a popular and controversial prophet. Formally a young pastor at the AFM church, Makandiwa went on to form his  United Family Inter-denominational Ministries (UFIM) between 2008 and 2010. Makandiwa hogged the media limelight in within a few years after the formation of United Family International Church (UFIC) with his controversial miracles that includes manhood enlargement, changing people's HIV statuses and causing the birth of after a three day pregnancy. Makandiwa was named one of the most influential Africans by various think tanks and organisations. He is also known for bringing thousands of people at his [[Judgement Night 2]] session. He became the first individual to fill up the  60,000 seater National Sports Stadium in April 2011.  
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==Personal Life==
 
==Personal Life==
Makandiwa was born Shingirai Chiruewas on December 1977 into a farming family. Both his parents were elders in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] Church in Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central Province. He is married to Ruth Makandiwa.
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Makandiwa was born Shingirai Chirume in December 1977 into a farming family. Both his parents were elders in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] Church in Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central Province. He is married to Ruth Makandiwa.
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
Makandiwa did his secondary education in [[Chitungwiza]] at Zengeza High school returned to help his parents till the land. After finishing his secondary, he proceeded enrolled at the AFM’s Living Waters Theological Seminary in [[Harare]] where he graduated in 2002.  
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Makandiwa did his secondary education in [[Chitungwiza]] at Zengeza High school. After completing secondary education, he returned back to his home area to help his parents who largely depended on farming. He was later enrolled at the AFM’s Living Waters Theological Seminary in [[Harare]] where he graduated in 2002.  
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==Pastoring Career==
 
==Pastoring Career==
Having born in a christian family where his parents were elders, Makandiwa would be part of gospel crusades organised by his parents and started preaching from home. Way before, he graduated  Makandiwa was reportedly called in a vision by God to deliver his people from the bondage of Satan in 1995.<ref> Peter Nyoni, [http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=7392:who-is-prophet-emmanuel-makandiwa-&Itemid=299 who is Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa?], 'Zim Diaspora', Published: 4 Jan 2012, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref> Before the vision, he had earlier in 1993 spent six months with the late pastor Mukwaira on crusades.  After finishing his pastoral studies, Makandiwa chose to go to Matabeleland and worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Rev. Madzivire(now AFM president). He was then given an assembly in Shangani, instantly becoming talk of the town with miracle performances. In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. Foru years later in August 2008, Makandiwa was to launch the UFIM instantly becoming one of the popular fellowships in Zimbabwe and the region. His sermons were also screened on [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] TV.
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Having being born in a Christian family, Makandiwa used to be part of the team which organised gospel crusades and he started preaching from home. Way before, he graduated  Makandiwa was reportedly called in a vision by God to deliver his people from the bondage of Satan in 1995.<ref name="ZIMD">, Peter Nyoni, [http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=7392:who-is-prophet-emmanuel-makandiwa-&Itemid=299 who is Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa?], 'Zim Diaspora', Published: 4 Jan 2012, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref> Prior to his allegedly calling, in 1993, he had spent six months with the late Pastor Mukwaira on crusades.   
==AFM Split==
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After the successs of his church Makandiwa was given two options, to choose either to remain with AFM or to proceed with UFIC. As anticipated he chose the latter which was renamed United Family International Ministries (UFIM) in 2010. This signaled the merging of the United Family Interdenominational Ministries and the United Family International Church. There are also allegations that he  
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After finishing his pastoral studies, Makandiwa chose to go to Matabeleland and worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Rev. A. Madziyire(now AFM in Zimbabwe president). He was then assigned to be the pastor of an assembly in Shangani and he instantly made an impact becoming the talk of the town because he was performing miracles.  
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In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. Four years later in August 2008, Makandiwa was to launch the UFIM instantly becoming one of the popular fellowships in Zimbabwe and the region. His sermons were also screened on [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] Televison.
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==Departure from AFM==
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After the success of his inter-denomination church, Makandiwa was given two options,either to remain with AFM or to proceed with UFIC. As anticipated he chose the latter which was renamed United Family International Ministries (UFIM) in 2010. This signalled the merging of the United Family Inter-denominational Ministries and the United Family International Church.
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==Miracles==
 
==Miracles==
 
*Manhood Enlargement
 
*Manhood Enlargement
Makandiwa has performed many miracles that had facilitated his popularity. At one service he performed a manhood enlargement miracle on a man on a Namibian national. The man said he had come to Chitungwiza because he was failing to marry because of his small manhood.<ref>[nehandaradio.com/2014/01/05/makandiwas-miracle-manhood-growth/ Prophet Makandiwa performs miracle ‘manhood’ enlargement], 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 5 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>
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Makandiwa has performed many miracles up to date which increased his popularity. At one service he performed a manhood enlargement miracle on a man who had come from Namibia. The man stated that he had come to Chitungwiza because he was failing to marry because of his small manhood.<ref name="NR">,nehandaradio.com/2014/01/05/makandiwas-miracle-manhood-growth/ Prophet Makandiwa performs miracle ‘manhood’ enlargement], 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 5 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>
 
*Miracle Baby
 
*Miracle Baby
One Chitungwiza woman fell pregnant and gave birth within three days of pregnancy after being after Makandiwa's prophesy. The woman together with her husband  confirmed the miracle live on radio in 2012. She said had normal menstrual periods which ended on 15th November 2012.   On the 18th of November 2012 the couple went to the United Family International Church (UFIC)  where Makandiwa, prayed for female congregants who had pregnancies with complications and declared that there would be a miracle pregnancy and deliverance within a space of hours, days and weeks. From that day the woman began experiencing some signs of labour pains on her back and on the belly until the third day when he gave birth.<ref>[http://nehandaradio.com/2013/02/04/from-miracle-money-to-miracle-babies/ From Miracle Money to Miracle Babies], 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 4 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>  
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One Chitungwiza woman fell pregnant and gave birth within three days after Makandiwa had made a prophesy about this. The woman together with her husband  confirmed the miracle live on Radio Zimbabwe in 2012. The woman claimed that she had normal menstrual periods which ended on 15th November 2012. On the 18 November 2012, the couple went to the UFIC and when Makandiwa was praying for female congregates whose pregnancies had complications, he then declared that there was to be a miracle pregnancy which was to be delivered within a space of hours, days and weeks. From that day onwards, the woman claimed that she began to experience some signs of labour pains on her back and on the belly until the third day when she gave birth.<ref name="BABY">[http://nehandaradio.com/2013/02/04/from-miracle-money-to-miracle-babies/ From Miracle Money to Miracle Babies], 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 4 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>  
 
*Miracle Money
 
*Miracle Money
at one point Makandiwa performed a miracle that saw some congregants founding themselves clutching pieces of gold and diamonds.<ref>[https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/01/21/gold-rains-at-makandiwa-service/ Gold ‘rains’ at Makandiwa service], 'NewsDay', Published: 21 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref> This ignited a heated argument with the then RBZ governor [[Gideon Gono]] saying suspecting the miracle breached the countries laws. After the miracle, a Press conference was held where Makandiwa said the miracle was based on restoration and not on creation of money.<ref>[http://www.herald.co.zw/2013-the-curious-case-of-miracle-money/ 2013: The curious case of miracle money], 'Herald', Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>   
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At one point Makandiwa performed a miracle that saw some congregates founding themselves clutching money and pieces of gold and diamonds.<ref name="abc">[https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/01/21/gold-rains-at-makandiwa-service/ Gold ‘rains’ at Makandiwa service], 'NewsDay', Published: 21 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>. Some of his followers argued that they found money deposited in their accounts. This ignited a heated argument with the then [[Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe]] governor [[Gideon Gono]] who was of the view that such miracles breached the countries laws.  
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After the wide publication of these miracles, a press conference was held which was addressed by Makandiwa, Uebert Angel and Gono himself. Makandiwa and Angel argued that the miracle was based on restoration and not on creation of money.<ref name="MM">[http://www.herald.co.zw/2013-the-curious-case-of-miracle-money/ 2013: The curious case of miracle money], 'Herald', Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>   
 
*Anointing Oil
 
*Anointing Oil
In 2014 he went further by  launching what he termed 'miracle-working anointing oil' for his followers to them  for his prophesied economic era. He had earlier predicted an economic boom for the country that would changed the lives of the Zimbabweans for the better. He also said the oil would bring glory that is supposed to accompany the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ to his followers.<ref>[http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-religion-byo-46275-article-Prophet+Makandiwa+unveils+miracle+anointing+oil.html Prophet Makandiwa unveils miracle anointing oil], 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 22 Apr 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>   
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In 2014 Makandiwa launched what he termed 'miracle-working anointing oil' which was meant to pave way for the economic advancement of his followers. He had earlier predicted an economic boom for the country that would changed the lives of the Zimbabweans for the better. He also said the oil would bring glory that is supposed to accompany the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ to his followers.<ref name="BU">[http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-religion-byo-46275-article-Prophet+Makandiwa+unveils+miracle+anointing+oil.html Prophet Makandiwa unveils miracle anointing oil], 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 22 Apr 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>  
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[[category: Zimbabwean Pastors and Prophets]]
 
[[category: Zimbabwean Pastors and Prophets]]

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Emmanuel Makandiwa

Emmanuel Makandiwa is a popular and controversial prophet. Formally a young pastor at the AFM church, Makandiwa went on to form his United Family Inter-denominational Ministries (UFIM) between 2008 and 2010. Makandiwa hogged the media limelight in within a few years after the formation of United Family International Church (UFIC) with his controversial miracles that includes manhood enlargement, changing people's HIV statuses and causing the birth of after a three day pregnancy. Makandiwa was named one of the most influential Africans by various think tanks and organisations. He is also known for bringing thousands of people at his Judgement Night 2 session. He became the first individual to fill up the 60,000 seater National Sports Stadium in April 2011.

Personal Life

Makandiwa was born Shingirai Chirume in December 1977 into a farming family. Both his parents were elders in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe Church in Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central Province. He is married to Ruth Makandiwa.

Education

Makandiwa did his secondary education in Chitungwiza at Zengeza High school. After completing secondary education, he returned back to his home area to help his parents who largely depended on farming. He was later enrolled at the AFM’s Living Waters Theological Seminary in Harare where he graduated in 2002.

Pastoring Career

Having being born in a Christian family, Makandiwa used to be part of the team which organised gospel crusades and he started preaching from home. Way before, he graduated Makandiwa was reportedly called in a vision by God to deliver his people from the bondage of Satan in 1995.[1] Prior to his allegedly calling, in 1993, he had spent six months with the late Pastor Mukwaira on crusades.

After finishing his pastoral studies, Makandiwa chose to go to Matabeleland and worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Rev. A. Madziyire(now AFM in Zimbabwe president). He was then assigned to be the pastor of an assembly in Shangani and he instantly made an impact becoming the talk of the town because he was performing miracles.

In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. Four years later in August 2008, Makandiwa was to launch the UFIM instantly becoming one of the popular fellowships in Zimbabwe and the region. His sermons were also screened on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Televison.

Departure from AFM

After the success of his inter-denomination church, Makandiwa was given two options,either to remain with AFM or to proceed with UFIC. As anticipated he chose the latter which was renamed United Family International Ministries (UFIM) in 2010. This signalled the merging of the United Family Inter-denominational Ministries and the United Family International Church.

Miracles

  • Manhood Enlargement

Makandiwa has performed many miracles up to date which increased his popularity. At one service he performed a manhood enlargement miracle on a man who had come from Namibia. The man stated that he had come to Chitungwiza because he was failing to marry because of his small manhood.[2]

  • Miracle Baby

One Chitungwiza woman fell pregnant and gave birth within three days after Makandiwa had made a prophesy about this. The woman together with her husband confirmed the miracle live on Radio Zimbabwe in 2012. The woman claimed that she had normal menstrual periods which ended on 15th November 2012. On the 18 November 2012, the couple went to the UFIC and when Makandiwa was praying for female congregates whose pregnancies had complications, he then declared that there was to be a miracle pregnancy which was to be delivered within a space of hours, days and weeks. From that day onwards, the woman claimed that she began to experience some signs of labour pains on her back and on the belly until the third day when she gave birth.[3]

  • Miracle Money

At one point Makandiwa performed a miracle that saw some congregates founding themselves clutching money and pieces of gold and diamonds.[4]. Some of his followers argued that they found money deposited in their accounts. This ignited a heated argument with the then Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono who was of the view that such miracles breached the countries laws.

After the wide publication of these miracles, a press conference was held which was addressed by Makandiwa, Uebert Angel and Gono himself. Makandiwa and Angel argued that the miracle was based on restoration and not on creation of money.[5]

  • Anointing Oil

In 2014 Makandiwa launched what he termed 'miracle-working anointing oil' which was meant to pave way for the economic advancement of his followers. He had earlier predicted an economic boom for the country that would changed the lives of the Zimbabweans for the better. He also said the oil would bring glory that is supposed to accompany the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ to his followers.[6]

References

  1. , Peter Nyoni, who is Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa?, 'Zim Diaspora', Published: 4 Jan 2012, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  2. ,nehandaradio.com/2014/01/05/makandiwas-miracle-manhood-growth/ Prophet Makandiwa performs miracle ‘manhood’ enlargement], 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 5 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  3. From Miracle Money to Miracle Babies, 'Nehanda Radio', Published: 4 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  4. Gold ‘rains’ at Makandiwa service, 'NewsDay', Published: 21 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  5. 2013: The curious case of miracle money, 'Herald', Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  6. Prophet Makandiwa unveils miracle anointing oil, 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 22 Apr 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014