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'''Emmanuel Makandiwa''' is a popular and controversial self proclaimed prophet who is also the founder of [[United Family Inter-denominational Church]] (UFIC) in 2008 which was renamed United Family International Ministries 2012. He was formally pastor in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] (AFM) Church. Makandiwa hogged the media limelight a few years after the formation of UFIC with his controversial miracles ranging from manhood enlargement to changing people's HIV statuses as well as causing the birth of baby three day old pregnancy. He became the first person to fill up the [[National Sports Stadium]] in April 2011.  
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'''Emmanuel Makandiwa''' is a popular and controversial self proclaimed prophet who founded an interdenominational church in 2008 which later became a fully functional church in 2010. He was formally pastor in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] (AFM) Church. Makandiwa has hogged the media's limelight with his controversial miracles ranging from manhood enlargement to changing people's HIV statuses as well as causing the birth of baby three day old pregnancy. He became the first person to fill up the [[National Sports Stadium]] in April 2011.  
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Makandiwa was born '''Shingirai Chirume''' in December 1977. Hi family eked a living through farming. He grew up in the Muzabani. Both his parents were elders in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] Church in Muzarabani. He did his secondary education in [[Chitungwiza]] at Zengeza High school. After completing secondary education, he returned back to Muzarabani. He got married to [[Ruth Makandiwa]] in 2000.
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Makandiwa was born '''Shingirai Chirume''' in December 1977. His family eked a living through farming. He grew up in the Muzabani. Both his parents were elders in the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] Church in Muzarabani. He did his secondary education in [[Chitungwiza]] at Zengeza High school. After completing his secondary education, he returned back to Muzarabani. He got married to [[Ruth Makandiwa]] in 2000.
  
 
==Career as a Pastor==
 
==Career as a Pastor==
Having being born in a Christian family, Makandiwa used to be part of the team which organised gospel crusades and he also preached. He came to Harare and was enrolled at the A.F.M’s Living Waters Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2002. Makandiwa argued that before he graduated he was called in a vision by God 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>   
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Having being born in a Christian family, Makandiwa used to be part of the team which organised gospel crusades and was one of the preachers. He came back to Harare and was enrolled at the A.F.M’s Living Waters Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2002. Makandiwa claimed that before he graduated he was called in a vision by God 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>   
  
After graduating, Makandiwa went to [[ Matabeleland]] where he worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Reverend [[Aspher Madziyire]] (who was the then President of AFM). He was then assigned to be the pastor of an assembly in Shangani. In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. In August 2008, Makandiwa launched UFIC drawing the attention of many people. His sermons were screened on [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] Television.
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After graduating, Makandiwa went to [[ Matabeleland]] where he worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Reverend [[Aspher Madziyire]] (who was once the President of AFM). He was then assigned to be the pastor of an Assembly in Shangani. In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. In August 2008, Makandiwa launched UFIC drawing the attention of many people. His sermons were screened on [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] Television.
  
 
==Departure from AFM==
 
==Departure from AFM==
It a allegedly reported that Makandiwa was no devoting mot of hi time at UFIC neglecting his duties at his Chitungwiza assembly. Thoe in he eecutive interim of AFM gave Makandiwa to option,either to remain with AFM or to be 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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It was allegedly reported that Makandiwa was devoting much of his time to his newly formed inter-D church neglecting his duties at his Chitungwiza assembly. Those in the executive interim of AFM gave Makandiwa two options, either to remain with AFM or to be with UFIC. As anticipated he chose the latter. In 2010, Makandiwa renamed UFIC to [[United Family International Ministries]] (UFIM) in 2010.
 
   
 
   
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===Controversial Miracles===
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*Miracle Baby
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In November 2012, there was a miracle baby which was born after a certain Chitungwiza woman who had an encounter with Makandiwa got pregnant and delivered a baby within three days of conception. The woman claimed that she had normal menstrual periods which ended on 15 November 2012. On 18 November 2012, the couple went to the UFIM 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. The prophecy came to pass but the baby died mysteriously.<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>
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*Miracle Money
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At one point Makandiwa also performed a miracle that saw some of his followers founding themselves having money in their pockets and bank accounts.This ignited a heated debate with [[Gideon Gono]] who was the then Governor of the [[Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe]] <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>. A press conference was held which was addressed by Makandiwa, [[Uebert Angel]] and Gono of which Makandiwa and his dearly friend 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/ The curious case of miracle money], ''The Herald'', Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref>   
  
===Controversial Miracles===
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In one of prophet Makandiwa’s healing sessions on November 12, 2010, a 66-year-old woman, Rhoda Mafungautse died after having travelled from Chinhoyi to have her leg healed. Eyewitnesses present said Rhoda limped off to her death after the prophet had attempted to perform one of his “miracles” on her.
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*Manhood Enlargement
 
*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.<ref name="NR">,[http://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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In 2014 at his Judgement Night 2 all night, he performed a miracle for a Namibian man who wanted his manhood to be enlarged. The man stated that he had come to Chitungwiza because he was failing to marry because of his small manhood.<ref name="NR">,[http://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
 
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
 
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.
 
  
*Miracle Gold
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*Anointing Oil
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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. <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>
  
 
==Corruption Allegations==
 
==Corruption Allegations==
In the first months of 2012, Makandiwa’s name was mentioned during the investigation of a case against Chitungwiza housing director Jemina Gumbo. According to the state, Gumbo allocated two stands to UFIM on November 7, 2008 and another one on July 8, 2011. Council had approved the construction of a stadium and hotel on the two stands. As of April 2012, UFIM followers continued buying up stands in Chitungwiza. Chairman of the Promised Land Housing Scheme, Reginald Msika, confirmed that the project would benefit members of the church.
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In 2012, Makandiwa’s was implicated in a corruption scandal of illegally purchasing two stands in Chitungwiza working in cohorts with Mr Jemina Gumbo who was the director of a certain housing scheme. It was reported that, the Council had approved the construction of a stadium and hotel on those two stands that were allocated to Makandiwa.
  
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/ The curious case of miracle money], ''The Herald'', Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014 </ref> 
 
*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.<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>
 
  
 
==Makandiwa and Politics==
 
==Makandiwa and Politics==
Makandiwa has never openly supported any political party in [[Zimbabwe]]. However, a number of events in his life link him to the ruling [[Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front]] Party. On March 1, 2011, Emmanuel Makandiwa officiated at the launch of the Zanu-PF anti-sanctions campaign and signed the petition against the travel restrictions imposed on President [[Robert Mugabe]] and [[http://www.pindula.co.zw/wiki/Zimbabwe_African_National_Union_-_Patriotic_Front_(Zanu-PF) Zanu-PF]] members. Makandiwa became one of several high-profile religious leaders to join the anti-sanctions campaign. Others include the Anglican faction leader [[Nobert Kunonga]], Pentecostal Assembly of Zimbabwe’s [[Trevor Manhanga]], and African Apostolic Church leader [[Paul Mwazha]]. The prophet also seems to have a love hate relationship with politicians. He was once quoted "warning politicians from meddling in church affairs otherwise they would be fighting the will of God. Makandiwa told his congregants that<blockquote>What will bring us down as a nation is the day you start fighting the body of Christ, there shall be serious hunger in the nation. As a government, if you see a small group of people worshipping and you don’t understand them, best you just leave them… When I talk about the church, I do not refer to UFIC alone, I mean all churches in the country</blockquote><ref name="kiks"> Ndakaziva Majaka [http://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2015/01/02/makandiwa-warns-politicians Makandiwa warns politicians], ''Daily News'', Published: January 2, 2015, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> Makandiwa was also quoted in the media as having made claims that president [[Robert Mugabe]] was a God chosen leader who had stood resolutely against imperialism. He was alleged to have said <blockquote>We are where we are now because our leaders have been able to safeguard our culture and values. A President who upholds the values of a nation is important. We cannot sacrifice our values because of a loan. Imi muchataura neni pave paya. Muchazondiudza kuti tavafunga VaMugabe vaye. So be very careful when you make decisions. To those countries homosexuality is a right that they have claimed our President is abusing. But is it really about rights because an innocent person out there is being made to suffer (because of sanctions). If its about violating human rights who is not violating them . . . don’t you (the West) have torture camps out there where you are torturing people and people are disappearing.<ref name="l"> [http://www.herald.co.zw/makandiwa-hails-president/ Makandiwa hails President], ''The Herald'', Published: January 5, 2015, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref></blockquote> His political allegiance has nonetheless been a closely guarded secret as he seems to take a middle of the road policy.
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Although Makandiwa has never publicly announced his political affiliations, speculations are rife that he is aligned to the [[Robert Mugabe]]'s led [[Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front]] (ZANU PF). On 1 March 2011, Makandiwa officiated the launch of the Zanu-PF's anti-sanctions campaign and signed the petition against the travel restrictions imposed on by the European Union (EU) on Mugabe and other members of ZANU-PF. Some religious leaders who also signed the petition include [[Nobert Kunonga]], [[Trevor Manhanga]], and [[Paul Mwazha]]. He also hails Mugabe highly.<ref name="l"> [http://www.herald.co.zw/makandiwa-hails-president/ Makandiwa hails President], ''The Herald'', Published: January 5, 2015, Retrieved: January 6, 2015
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==Massive Wedding Ceremony==
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Makandiwa conducted a massive wedding ceremony in November 2014  contravening the government's directive which defied such ceremonies as it was noted that the facility was being exploited by foreign nationals who entered into marriages of convenience with locals so that they could get Zimbabwean citizenships. The mass wedding ceremony was also heavily criticized by traditionalists who argued that it was against tradition to wed people during the month of November.<ref name="seda"> Nyemudzai Kakore [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/12/02/makandiwa-trouble-mass-wedding/ Makandiwa in trouble over mass wedding], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: December 2, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2014</ref>  
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==Makandiwa a fake prophet?==
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Makandiwa was also under siege from a group of Ghanaian prophets who made sensational claims accusing Makandiwa using charms to perform his dubious and controversial miracles. These prophets also stated that they were intending to court Mugabe to ban Makandiwa running his church.<ref name="ganda"> [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/02/09/ghana-pastors-vow-to-report-makandiwa-to-mugabe-want-ufic-banned/ Ghana pastors vow to report Makandiwa to Mugabe, want UFIC banned], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: February 9, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref>. [[Leo Mugabe]] also allegedly supported these prophets arguing that Makandiwa failed to heal his mother, [[Bridget Mugabe]] who spent about 4 years in a comma..<ref name="clarks"> [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/01/22/i-dragged-makandiwa-to-see-bridget-mugabe-leo-admits/ I dragged Makandiwa to see Bridget Mugabe: Leo admits], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: January 22, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> In the wake of this, some people began to question the authenticity of Makandiwa's healing powers as well as the power of those self proclaimed prophets who emerged in the countryfrom 2012 then onwards. Another South African prophet claimed that Makandiwa and'Prophet' Uerbet Angel  received ritual charms from their spiritual father Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng who hails from Ghana.<ref name="fones"> Itai Mushekwe [http://nehandaradio.com/2013/07/01/pastor-alleges-prophets-makandiwa-and-angel-received-ritual-charms/ Pastor alleges Prophets Makandiwa and Angel received ritual charms], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: July 1, 2013, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> The prophet also made the headlines when he was said to have threatened to walk on Kariba waters to prove his critics wrong.
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In one of prophet Makandiwa’s healing sessions on November 12, 2010, a 66-year-old woman, Rhoda Mafungautse died after having travelled from Chinhoyi to have her leg healed. Eyewitnesses present said Rhoda limped off to death after the prophet had attempted to perform one of his “miracles” on her.
  
==Controversies==
 
Makandiwa has been the centre of much controversy in the media. The prophet conducted a mass wedding ceremony which was apparently in contravention of the governments directive to put a stop to mass weddings as the facility was being exploited by foreign nationals who entered into marriages of convenience with locals so that they could get Zimbabwean citizenship. The mass wedding ceremony was also heavily criticised by traditionalists who argued that it was against tradition to wed people during the month of November.<ref name="seda"> Nyemudzai Kakore [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/12/02/makandiwa-trouble-mass-wedding/ Makandiwa in trouble over mass wedding], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: December 2, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2014</ref> Makandiwa was also under siege from a group of Ghanian prophets who made sensational claims to the effect that Makandiwa used charms to perform dubious miracles. The Ghanaians were even said to be intending to court the president [[Robert Mugabe]] to step in and ban Makandiwa from performing his miracles and running a church.<ref name="ganda"> [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/02/09/ghana-pastors-vow-to-report-makandiwa-to-mugabe-want-ufic-banned/ Ghana pastors vow to report Makandiwa to Mugabe, want UFIC banned], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: February 9, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> One of the pastors only identified as Ajoba was quoted as having said<blockquote>We hear he was given occultic charms and power, to perform bizarre miracles and make his church grow, and because the whole thing is evil and spiritual one cannot present tangible evidence, that is why false prophets get away with it. We thank God, because time will always act as a revealer. In the case of Makandiwa, those who join his church are blinded and will find it difficult to leave, because their spirits have been trapped. Usually people who do this, bring coffins inside the church with real dead bodies, but the simple human eye cannot see them, because it is devilish. Churches of this nature can have up to three coffins, displayed inside at every corner, and they remain there as powers are renewed. In reality ritual killing would have occurred. Only through the Holy Spirit’s special gifts can one’s eyes be opened to see into the mysterious supernatural realm. It is only God who reveals secrets, and we believe, the time is up for fake prophets in Africa. Zimbabwe and Ghana have something special to share because Mugabe had stayed in Ghana during his exile years, and had also married “our daughter”. This is the bond we share until today. So we want to have a talk with the president, and implore him to rid the country of dangerous churches belonging to the synagogue of satan. Your country is the land of the Holy Spirit, that is why everyone in Africa is envious, because you are your own masters.<ref name="ganda"/></blockquote> [[Leo Mugabe]] was quoted in the media saying that despite Makandiwa's alleged healing powers, they had failed to heal Bridget Mugabe. Bridget, sister to president Mugabe had spent close to four years in a coma, this forced Leo Mugabe to consult many prophets chief among them Emmanuel Makandiwa but to no avail.<ref name="clarks"> [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/01/22/i-dragged-makandiwa-to-see-bridget-mugabe-leo-admits/ I dragged Makandiwa to see Bridget Mugabe: Leo admits], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: January 22, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> This has led some sections of the public to question the authenticity of not only Makandiwa's healing powers, but others as well. Apart from Makandiwa being accused of using black magic to perform his miracles, there was also another South African prophet who actually claimed that Emmanuel Makandiwa and his best friend Prophet Uerbet Angel both received ritual charms from their spiritual father Ghanaian Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng.<ref name="fones"> Itai Mushekwe [http://nehandaradio.com/2013/07/01/pastor-alleges-prophets-makandiwa-and-angel-received-ritual-charms/ Pastor alleges Prophets Makandiwa and Angel received ritual charms], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: July 1, 2013, Retrieved: January 6, 2015</ref> The prophet also made the headlines when he was said to have threatened to walk on Kariba waters to prove his critics wrong.
 
  
 
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==Business Interests==
 
==Business Interests==
In late 2014, it was rumoured that Makandiwa had acquired a gold mine which he was said to have taken over from a Chinese firm, Ming Chang. The mining operations were taken over by Makandiwa at an estimated cost of usd1,3 million, which was facilitated by a local bank. The consortium trading under the name Havillah Gold was said to be run by a group of directors who were all members of Makandiwa's church. The operations were also said to have gone full throttle with the workforce being increased from an initial number of 23 to over 250.<ref name="kaoshe"> [http://nehandaradio.com/2014/08/18/makandiwa-acquires-gold-mine/ Makandiwa acquires gold mine], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: August 18, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2014</ref> It has also been speculated that Makandiwa has many other business interests both locally and internationally. Among some of the properties that are said to be owned by Makandiwa include Sterkinekor’s franchise locally and in Zambia. Emmanuel Makandiwa also owns a controlling stake in a company listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange as Radar. One of his congregants, Elias Hwenga is a director of the aforementioned companies.
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Apart from being a 'prophet' Makandiwa is also a businnessman. In the last quarter of 2014, it was rumored that Makandiwa purchased a gold mine from a Chinese firm, Ming Chang for US $1,3 million which he was given by a certain local bank..<ref name="kaoshe">[http://nehandaradio.com/2014/08/18/makandiwa-acquires-gold-mine/ Makandiwa acquires gold mine], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: August 18, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2014</ref> A consortium company traing under the name Havillah Gold is also believed as belonging to Makandiwa as it is run by a group of directors who are all members of Makandiwa's church. Makandiwa uses the Sterkinekor’s franchise locally and in Zambia.
  
 
==Philanthropic Activities==
 
==Philanthropic Activities==
It became widely known in April 2012 that Makandiwa was building a house for Chief Kasekete Changara of [[Mashonaland Central]]. It is believed that Chief Sekete administers the area in which Makandiwa grew up in the Muzarabani. In 2012, the fist lady [[Grace Mugabe]] named a child after Makandiwa and some speculated that the religious leader had contributed towards the [[Grace Mugabe Foundation]] which administers and orphanage and schools in the Mazowe area.
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Makandiwa built a house for Chief Kasekete Changara of [[Mashonaland Central]]. It was also reported that Makandiwa contributed immensely to the construction of an orphanage run by [[Grace Mugabe]] in Mazowe.
  
 
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Prophet

Emmanuel Makandiwa
Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries
ChurchUnited Family International (UFIM) Ministries
ProvinceHarare
Personal details
BornMuzarabani in Mashonald Central Province
NationalityZimbabwean
DenominationChristian
ResidenceHarare, Zimbabwe
SpouseRuth Makandiwa
OccupationSenior Pastor and Prophet


Emmanuel Makandiwa is a popular and controversial self proclaimed prophet who founded an interdenominational church in 2008 which later became a fully functional church in 2010. He was formally pastor in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM) Church. Makandiwa has hogged the media's limelight with his controversial miracles ranging from manhood enlargement to changing people's HIV statuses as well as causing the birth of baby three day old pregnancy. He became the first person to fill up the National Sports Stadium in April 2011.

Background

Makandiwa was born Shingirai Chirume in December 1977. His family eked a living through farming. He grew up in the Muzabani. Both his parents were elders in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe Church in Muzarabani. He did his secondary education in Chitungwiza at Zengeza High school. After completing his secondary education, he returned back to Muzarabani. He got married to Ruth Makandiwa in 2000.

Career as a Pastor

Having being born in a Christian family, Makandiwa used to be part of the team which organised gospel crusades and was one of the preachers. He came back to Harare and was enrolled at the A.F.M’s Living Waters Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2002. Makandiwa claimed that before he graduated he was called in a vision by God in 1995.[1]

After graduating, Makandiwa went to Matabeleland where he worked as an assistant pastor under the supervision of Reverend Aspher Madziyire (who was once the President of AFM). He was then assigned to be the pastor of an Assembly in Shangani. In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine and subsequently to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza. In August 2008, Makandiwa launched UFIC drawing the attention of many people. His sermons were screened on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Television.

Departure from AFM

It was allegedly reported that Makandiwa was devoting much of his time to his newly formed inter-D church neglecting his duties at his Chitungwiza assembly. Those in the executive interim of AFM gave Makandiwa two options, either to remain with AFM or to be with UFIC. As anticipated he chose the latter. In 2010, Makandiwa renamed UFIC to United Family International Ministries (UFIM) in 2010.

Controversial Miracles

  • Miracle Baby

In November 2012, there was a miracle baby which was born after a certain Chitungwiza woman who had an encounter with Makandiwa got pregnant and delivered a baby within three days of conception. The woman claimed that she had normal menstrual periods which ended on 15 November 2012. On 18 November 2012, the couple went to the UFIM 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. The prophecy came to pass but the baby died mysteriously.[2]

  • Miracle Money

At one point Makandiwa also performed a miracle that saw some of his followers founding themselves having money in their pockets and bank accounts.This ignited a heated debate with Gideon Gono who was the then Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe [3]. A press conference was held which was addressed by Makandiwa, Uebert Angel and Gono of which Makandiwa and his dearly friend argued that the miracle was based on restoration and not on creation of money.[4]

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  • Manhood Enlargement

In 2014 at his Judgement Night 2 all night, he performed a miracle for a Namibian man who wanted his manhood to be enlarged. The man stated that he had come to Chitungwiza because he was failing to marry because of his small manhood.[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. [6]

Corruption Allegations

In 2012, Makandiwa’s was implicated in a corruption scandal of illegally purchasing two stands in Chitungwiza working in cohorts with Mr Jemina Gumbo who was the director of a certain housing scheme. It was reported that, the Council had approved the construction of a stadium and hotel on those two stands that were allocated to Makandiwa.


Makandiwa and Politics

Although Makandiwa has never publicly announced his political affiliations, speculations are rife that he is aligned to the Robert Mugabe's led Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). On 1 March 2011, Makandiwa officiated the launch of the Zanu-PF's anti-sanctions campaign and signed the petition against the travel restrictions imposed on by the European Union (EU) on Mugabe and other members of ZANU-PF. Some religious leaders who also signed the petition include Nobert Kunonga, Trevor Manhanga, and Paul Mwazha. He also hails Mugabe highly.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Makandiwa a fake prophet?

Makandiwa was also under siege from a group of Ghanaian prophets who made sensational claims accusing Makandiwa using charms to perform his dubious and controversial miracles. These prophets also stated that they were intending to court Mugabe to ban Makandiwa running his church.[7]. Leo Mugabe also allegedly supported these prophets arguing that Makandiwa failed to heal his mother, Bridget Mugabe who spent about 4 years in a comma..[8] In the wake of this, some people began to question the authenticity of Makandiwa's healing powers as well as the power of those self proclaimed prophets who emerged in the countryfrom 2012 then onwards. Another South African prophet claimed that Makandiwa and'Prophet' Uerbet Angel received ritual charms from their spiritual father Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng who hails from Ghana.[9] The prophet also made the headlines when he was said to have threatened to walk on Kariba waters to prove his critics wrong.

Trivia

In one of prophet Makandiwa’s healing sessions on November 12, 2010, a 66-year-old woman, Rhoda Mafungautse died after having travelled from Chinhoyi to have her leg healed. Eyewitnesses present said Rhoda limped off to death after the prophet had attempted to perform one of his “miracles” on her.


Prophet Makandiwa Sermon Videos

Sermon: Power of the Tongue, August 2014
Sermon: Skills December 2014
Sermon: Married To A Fool, January 2013
Best moments in Prophecy Video Clibs
Sermon: Wrong Connections, May 2013
Sermon,: Discipleship
Sermon: Friendships, 2014
Sermon: Anointing Oil of Joy 2015
Sermon: Resisting Resistance 1, 2014
Sermon: Resisting Resistance 2, 2014
Possessing the promises. The power of Sin Part 1, 2014
Possessing the promises. The power of Sin Part 2, 2014

Business Interests

Apart from being a 'prophet' Makandiwa is also a businnessman. In the last quarter of 2014, it was rumored that Makandiwa purchased a gold mine from a Chinese firm, Ming Chang for US $1,3 million which he was given by a certain local bank..[10] A consortium company traing under the name Havillah Gold is also believed as belonging to Makandiwa as it is run by a group of directors who are all members of Makandiwa's church. Makandiwa uses the Sterkinekor’s franchise locally and in Zambia.

Philanthropic Activities

Makandiwa built a house for Chief Kasekete Changara of Mashonaland Central. It was also reported that Makandiwa contributed immensely to the construction of an orphanage run by Grace Mugabe in Mazowe.

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References

  1. , Peter Nyoni, who is Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa?, Zim Diaspora, Published: 4 Jan 2012, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  2. From Miracle Money to Miracle Babies, Nehanda Radio, Published: 4 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  3. Gold ‘rains’ at Makandiwa service, NewsDay, Published: 21 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  4. The curious case of miracle money, The Herald, Published: 27 Dec 2013,Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  5. ,Prophet Makandiwa performs miracle ‘manhood’ enlargement, Nehanda Radio, Published: 5 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  6. Prophet Makandiwa unveils miracle anointing oil, Bulawayo 24, Published: 22 Apr 2014, Retrieved: 6 May 2014
  7. Ghana pastors vow to report Makandiwa to Mugabe, want UFIC banned, Nehanda Radio, Published: February 9, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015
  8. I dragged Makandiwa to see Bridget Mugabe: Leo admits, Nehanda Radio, Published: January 22, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2015
  9. Itai Mushekwe Pastor alleges Prophets Makandiwa and Angel received ritual charms, Nehanda Radio, Published: July 1, 2013, Retrieved: January 6, 2015
  10. Makandiwa acquires gold mine, Nehanda Radio, Published: August 18, 2014, Retrieved: January 6, 2014