I resurrected 29 people — Angel

JOHANNESBURG - He has private audiences with current and former heads of States including Nelson Mandela just before his recent discharge from hospital and he prophesied the deaths of Michael Jackson and former British Prime Minister Margaret  Thatcher.

He’s Prophet Uebert Angel (34), a British-Zimbabwean preacher whose church, Spirit Embassy, attracts more than 10 000 worshippers every Sunday at the Graniteside area in Harare.

The congregation on any given Sunday is a mix of politicians, top executives and ordinary people who are desperate for financial gain, healing of a variety of diseases, and many more miracles that Prophet Angel is reputed to be able to deliver.

At least a thousand are international visitors, which prompted Zimbabwe Tourism minister Walter Mzembi to say, “He brings more tourists to this country every week than Victoria Falls attracts in a month.”

When Drum arrived to interview him at his offices in Harare’s industrial area, the parking lot was full of luxury vehicles of all sorts including a black Bentley convertible, three Range Rover SUVs, a black Dodge truck, a red Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster and a white 2013 Range Rover Autobiography Sport.

Inside we meet Prophet Angel’s wife of 13 years, Beverly (32), who has just returned from a trip to Norway. Chic and elegant, she’s a fashion designer who owns an exclusive boutique in the plush Borrowdale suburb of Harare and a few more in England.

She has also emerged from her husband’s shadow to become a prophetess in her own right.

Interviews with Angel, a father of four boys, are rare. When he does grant them, his answers are curt and some have accused him of being somewhat arrogant.

He even suggests visiting Mandela was nothing out of the ordinary, having met him twice once at Madiba’s home in Qunu last year and recently when the former president was in Pretoria Mediclinit Hospital.

“I have met many important people including leaders of nations, billionaires and the poorest of the poor.”

Prophet Angel admits that his “ miracle money” exploits, in which members of his flock apparently miraculously receive money purses, pockets and bank accounts sometimes amounting to millions at a time — is what grabs most of the headlines.

More than any other of his wide-ranging claims, the promise of “miracle money” is what has made him such a hit and probably accounts for the large attendance at his church on Sundays.

“Jesus preached about money more than hell and heaven combined,” he says, putting “miracle money” in a biblical context.

Prophet Angel believes his ministry is often misunderstood. “Some call us prosperity gospel preachers. There is nothing called prosperity gospel, there are only believers who have understood the gospel and they’re prospering because of it,” he says.

“Jesus said he came to preach good news to the poor, and what else could be better news to the poor than that they don’t need to be poor any more?” asks the prophet.

Being poor is evidently the least of Prophet Angel’s problems — he reveals he owns a farm in the United Kingdom and a range of profitable companies globally.

He admits the prophecies and miracles he performs attract as much interest as his lavish lifestyle and love of the finer things in life.

Asked if he ever feels guilty about driving a Bentley through Harare’s sea of poverty?

“Poverty is relative, in as much as riches are relative,” he says. “Your two legs may be prosperity to someone with no legs and your five dollars might be prosperity to someone with nothing.”

He insists all his cars were gifts from friends and wealthy members of his church.

He claims he doesn’t draw a salary from the church’s income and says he has invited the media to inspect his financial records.

For all his flash and flamboyance. Angel claims he’s also a philanthropist. He says he gives away a car almost every week to a lucky member of his congregation. To date the most expensive car which was given away was a Range Rover Sport in May this year.

In June last year, Prophet Angel spent time with former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu.

Sources say the prophet’s wife Beverly is a close friend of the Mandela family.

Prophet Angel also claims to have a soup kitchen in the poor neighbourhood of Highfield in Harare where thousands of widows and orphans are fed every day.

He also says he pays the school fees for those who can’t afford to do so and builds houses for the homeless.

Asked how he managed to meet Nelson Mandela during one of his visits to Mzansi when so many world leaders and Hollywood A-listers wait for years for a brief moment with the apartheid struggle icon, Prophet Angel says, “To God, everyone is a soul, and by the grace of God, 1 have met many, including leaders of nations, billionaires and the poorest of the poor.

“To say what I meet them for or why they meet me would mean I should tell you why everyone meets me and I just don’t have the time to do that and I never will.

“Besides, Mandela is an international icon and in the words of Barack Obama ‘an inspiration to the world’, of which I am a citizen.”

Drum attended one of his Sunday services the day after the interview and a South African woman gave testimony that she had been healed of HIV.

When we talk to him about this after the service he says he has cured cancer sufferers and even resurrected 29 people from the dead.

There seems to be no end to Prophet Angel’s powers, and to put him to the test we watch closely his prophesy of the World Cup qualifier match to be played between Sweden and Ireland in a few days’ time.

Comments (19)

The prophet claims to have prophesied the Kenyan terror attack of Sept 21. But it has occurred that the warning of the attack was already in the hands of the Kenyan government over a year ago from Israeli intelligence. Does this prophet read these intelligence reports and then come out of prophecies or what?

Chenjerai Hove - 30 September 2013

Angel has nothing to do with Jesus Christ!period.!He is an angel but a fallen one!One God will make you pay for your mischief.Deceiving honest people of their money.I prophecy-God will expose you for what you are and your other criminal friend makandiwa.

TRUMANOFGOD - 30 September 2013

yu re comenting about Prophet Angel why are yu bringing in Prophet Makandiwa! if yu dont know spiritual things keep yo mouth shut! tell us who has everything to do with Jesus so that we can follow them!

myself - 30 September 2013

men and women of Africa and the world at large stop following people and follow the Lords commandments because the end is near we never know it might be today tomorrow or next year I would encourage you to follo the sermons of the 7th messenger and the final one Paul Mwazha of Africa and see how the word of God is taught and how people are being saved. I cant say Angel nor Makandiwa are not man of God ,he God himself know the truth but for now I advise you people including me too to repent for the end of the world is close

munyori - 30 September 2013

read mathew 7;15-23

joseph - 30 September 2013

@TrumanofGod & @Chenjerai I would say leave the spiritual things to spiritual people. How would you explain God's omnipresence if someone where to ask you? I would say Zimbabweans are blessed to have spiritual Man of God in the form of Angel & Makandiwa. Jesus said "No prophet is accepted in his hometown". Spiritual people of Zimbabwe embrace God's grace and favour for giving you miraculous signs.

Mediapower - 30 September 2013

To say he resurrected 29 people is in biblical terms not correct. Jesus is the only person who was resurrected by God from the dead. When Jesus raised the likes of Lazarus from death he resuscitated him to die again. To be resurrected one will not die again. Jesus who was resurrected is alive today sitting on the right hand of the father.

Matombo - 30 September 2013

he might have prayed, done sor said something then a person resurrected. not to go about saying he resurrected 29 people. only God can give life.

gb - 30 September 2013

Funny kutori nevanhu vanotobvuma such trash kuti Jesus resurrected and he is still there somewhere! Kune kumwe kwawakazombonzwa kuti aonekwa futi achifamba here? Akafa period! If you believe anogona kukubatsira(remember Jesus mudzimu wemajudha), ko baba vako vangafa avakubatsire nei? At least baba vako ndohama yako inotogona kukubatsira other than zvaJesu izvo! Vanhu takasvodogorwa pfungwa kare kare.

WIDZO - 30 September 2013

Claiming to resurrect 29 people, only Jesus can do that he is the one who can resurrect people and all glory must go to Jesus not to man, this man is proud and not in line with the bible a man of God has to be humble. Money miracle is a tactic to rob people of their money and its not biblical.. its not justifable, Jesus only told Peter to go and catch a fish and a coin was found in the mouth of the fish but Jesus only did it once and he didn't do it to boast but for those present to to glorify his name

Samson - 1 October 2013

We can say so man things about Prophet,Prophet Uebert Angel. The truth is between him and God. We judge a book by its outside appearance or colour.

tanyanyiwa - 1 October 2013

THIS IS GREAT POWER OF GOD ,WE WERE POOR BUT THE GOOD NEWS CAME AND NOW I AM RICH THANK YOU GOD FOR PROPHET ANGEL AND HIS WIFE WE ARE BLESSED

gabriel tandi - 1 October 2013

Maporofita magamba makuru masoja kuna baba. (Prophets are territorial commanders, they are spiritual territorial commanders.) There is nothing you can do about it. Keep on the good work Prophet Angel and Prophet Makandiwa.

Liberty - 1 October 2013

Editor we man of flesh can not judge the man of God but he will judge if they are fooling the nation.There is a Pastor in Mbare who is not after publicity but have resuscitated several people on death beds.He has a lot of prophecies for the country ,souveniors and photos from the mountain made of stone by God which Hon Min of Tourism may tap in and we will have an avalanche of tourists into the country.You may contact him 0772 459 436 or visit 15 Phiri Avenue Mbare

dominic chisayira - 1 October 2013

The problem with christians is that we are good at fighting against ourselves. I thought true christians would comment on @Widzo's comment instead of attacking Prophet Angel or telling us that you belong to Prophet Mhazha, Appollos or Paul

mbatatisi - 1 October 2013

@widzo watevar yo name is yu are a tru idiot, a pregnant male cockroach satan ngaakuregedze wazwa,svavi

gogo - 1 October 2013

Man of God keep it up the Devil is trouble

mathews muleya - 14 July 2014

Brethren the reason why Christians are easily tossed by any win of doctrines is because of their none intimacy with God and in his word. In John 16 Jesus our promise to send the Holy Ghost in us which he did who will guide us into all truth, this implies that if we ask him for anything he will reveal it to us and that's only if we ultimately depend on him. The bible says that we do not walk by sight but by faith as for me i don't have time to look at the Mistakes of ministers of the gospel and past judgement i depend on the Lord for every thing .If they claim to be good wherein they are bad the Holy Ghost will reveal it to me but we should no stop praying for them for they are humans too, liable to be tempted by the devil like us. We should pray for them to be empowered rather to be criticizing them Amen Amen

ALLIAN ACHU NGONG - 28 January 2016

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