Thousands besiege Angel, Makandiwa convention

HARARE - Zimbabwe's charismatic celebrity preachers Prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Eubert Angel opened the 2-day ManWorld Convention  at the City Sports Centre in Harare yesterday.

Attended by their spiritual godfather Victor Boateng, a Ghanaian preacher, the ManWorld convention attracted a bumper turnout of men only — one more indication of the youthful preachers’ enormous popularity.

Angel’s TV station Miracle TV has been advertising the highly-anticipated event that has drawn a capacity crowd of thousands of people.

With Boateng and the two youthful preachers in military fatigues, the dramatic posters of the three in photoshopped military attire have captured the nation’s imagination especially in Harare where the event is being hosted.

Organisers of the fiesta say the military attire is a statement that Christianity is like war.

One of the event organisers, Pastor Mike explained: “Christianity is a war…no wonder Apostle Paul urges all Christians to put on the whole armour of God, to withstand the fiery darts of the enemy.

“Besides, only brave men go to war to defend the weak and to defend what they believe in.

“War or the military challenges every soul and as Christians the battles lines were drawn when Christ died on the cross for us…for Christ says, he is not sending peace into the World but rather a Sword…”

This year’s Man World Convention dubbed “Strong men in tough times,” has attracted a lot of attention, especially given the tough economic situation Zimbabweans are faced with.

The congregants will be eagerly waiting to hear the lessons of the “Exodus”, which Boateng will deliver.
This year’s event will see delegates coming in from the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, India, UK, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, India, Japan and the rest of Africa.

Pastor Mike said: “The mood at last year’s Man World Convention resembled a Mega Feast, men spoiling themselves and getting drunk with the Holy Ghost.

“Religious literature and media reports suggested that it was arguably the first ever event in Zimbabwe where men gathered in such numbers to just love God.”

Daily issues such as business, marriage and the economy are being discussed at the convention.

The young, mega-rich pastors, both known to their flock as “Papa,” have become some of Zimbabwe’s most influential spiritual leaders. On any given day, they can draw thousands and thousands to their service.

Their fervent sermons, coupled with their magnetic personality, have turned their Pentecostal churches Spriit Embassy owned by Angel and the Makandiwa-led UFIC into some of the fastest-growing evangelical congregations in Zimbabwe.

Their numerous followers include national leaders, society’s well-heeled, as well as industry executives - many of whom often turn to them for advice.

Comments (88)

we thank God for such a profound revelation where men are not only going to be transformed but are going to be prepared for tough times. its good that there are 3 prophets in the house and one can be guaranteed never to return the same. keep doing these conferences as this will help build our nation. REAL MAN ARE NOT JUST BORN THEY ARE MADE...... THANK YOU prophets for this conference

lee - 25 October 2013

fake "prophets", time will tell

manqoba mamamela - 25 October 2013

God is surely great. i never saw that caliber of gathering, men are realy seecking the face of God.

DYSON - 25 October 2013

What a revelation of yesterday.cant wait for today, prophet Makandiwa was on fire AYAYAYA

Yogoman - 25 October 2013

Amana murume anonamata, hakudiwe vakomana uko. what a day,there is no other place were we can be transformed except man word.

Lastful - 25 October 2013

Its man's WORLD

Susan - 25 October 2013

Yesterday was something else I can't wait for Today

Tapiwa - 25 October 2013

How to become a strong man in tough times. i now have the answer. now am a real man,not a boy.we thank God for these visionaries. ts very exciting to see man only gathering together as man.

From Chinhoyi - 25 October 2013

3 major Prophets under one roof zvazvinhu

JOE - 25 October 2013

I'W PUT ON MY OVERALL,GUMBOOTS, HELMET, HEAVY DUTY GLOVES. MANWORLD HERE I COME.

DESMOND - 25 October 2013

Sei musirikuda anhukadzi, hope last day murikutidavo ikoko.

mainini - 25 October 2013

Zimbabwe if you fail to realize that the deliver, our own is here then be prepared for extra more years of economic meltdown.Lets receive our own.Baba vangu varefu refu ndizvo.

Chad - 25 October 2013

Ukashaikwa nhasi uchizviti urimurume,haaaaaa gara pasi urimukadzi. ndekwevarume chaivo uko. hu hu huh huh .

NDEZVEVARUME - 25 October 2013

God is great. I learnt new things yesterday, and I am a new man. Gentlemen, don't miss any of this.

pasipamire - 25 October 2013

Fire Fire Fire- Spiritual Territorial Commanders. IT'S A MAN'S WORLD INDEED.

Hazvie - 25 October 2013

Three Great Generals made to dominate and rule period.

bbest - 25 October 2013

these are prophets for profit.these are conmen and daylight robbers like Boris Mushonga.you people are emotionally and psychologically spine less and you need these thieves like you need crutches.but it is all a cruel circus because God is not there;if you want the good life you need to sweat and not expect manna from heaven in the form of miracles delivered by these charlatans.accept your fate in this cruel world;few will live the good life,many of us will have to accept the hard life and then death..

mascara - 25 October 2013

As long as they are truelly praising God and bringing the flock to their master, there is no reason to attack these pastors. Keep up the good work

pondombishi - 25 October 2013

tozvikudza

ANgel - 25 October 2013

since I was born I never wish I could b a man,but today I wish just to attent the manworld convention I can feel the atmosphere is so amazing keep it up Man of God,may God continue to use You

Precious - 25 October 2013

What a combination the devil will have a heart attack.

Grace - 25 October 2013

thank you for the convention for are becoming a strong man

Masvingo - 25 October 2013

It was something else yesterday this is the last time you see me broke as i am god has opened a new book for my life .i thank god for giving us major prophets

JOHN - 25 October 2013

I thank God for the three prophets, my man is now a man. since the last year's gathering i can see real change.thank you jesus

Hambanato - 25 October 2013

God l know that physically lam in South Africa, but my spirit is with those men out there who are gloryfying your Mighty name, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah EL-Shaddai, you are Holy and worthy to be praised. I humble myself under your mighty hand so that through your Grace and Mercy you may exalt me in due time. May you send your guardian Angel to travel before as a pillar of cloud during the day and to travel behing as a pillar of fire during the night. Oh LORD be with my children whereever there are in every moment, bless them and bless them at school and in your word. Amen.

ndebele - 25 October 2013

Cant wait, I can feel the fire burning down my spine

salad - 25 October 2013

Surely the devil is in trouble,he is in a hot soup. Three big giants will be doing what there were born to do. We love u our fathers.

Lodza - 25 October 2013

Ukawona wasara kwakadai hameno veduwee. Perhaps you will be saying these thousands of men are stupid and you are the cleverer one. Zvimwe nezvimwe every woman wants a man who knows his God and wants to do right by him. Prophet Makandiwa tinokukudzai makaropafadzwa naNyadenga Amen!

Amai - 25 October 2013

Yeeeeeee. What a word from prophet makandiwa.Cant wait for today. major.

sam - 25 October 2013

Varume endai kuConference yenyu musasare. Isu madzimai tineyedu next week.

Vicky - 25 October 2013

Maporofita magamba makuru masoja kuna Baba. Mangwana tiri tese kuCity sports center

goredema - 25 October 2013

Tisanganepo!

fogmaster - 25 October 2013

You shall know them by their fruits

kalume - 25 October 2013

I have found favour in the eyes of the lord, will try to take every word, in favour of my family.they are really generals of GOD.ON MY WAY RIGHT NOW TO THE CITY SPORTS.

Tamuka - 25 October 2013

Hakudiwe vanamaiguru uko, ndekwedu isu varume. mukadzi kumba.

Chekenera - 25 October 2013

ITS A MAN'S WORLD

Tinashe - 25 October 2013

Tisu misoro yemba,tidzidzisei nzira dzaMari wedu.Thanx for the Convention

Murume Chaiye - 25 October 2013

Times are hard and l suppose you drowning men or women will clutch at these three straws of men who promise what they can not deliver.You are drowning in material poverty that is largely due to poor governance and you think 3 bible thumping thieves without a political party will will deliver where Gushungo has failed!Anyway ,rich western people, who brought this christian religion here in Africa have largely abandoned this God that you people in Africa are hysterically worshiping.What a shame.You call your own Gods demons,and adopt foreign gods that are no longer wanted by their people;like the second hand clothes they throw at us and we eagerly buy.shame,shame, shame...

mascara - 25 October 2013

Mascara you need deliverance. There is only one God. His Son Jesus Christ died for our sins. He loves you. Seek Him and you will be free.

james - 25 October 2013

Daily News...this new thrust is commentable. Unlike the old days where you were fighting every one including the prophets. Keep it up.

Chando Kupisa - 25 October 2013

To mascara if my God does not exist and if the so called african gods aint demons may MAY JEALOUS GOD GRANT YOU GOOD SLEEP. Repent or else you shall remain troubled like Saul was when the Spirit of God left him

Gods anointed. ... Son and grandson to the Prophets - 25 October 2013

Did Jesus really say he is bringing a sword not peace? Where in the Bible does it say that? These prophets and pastors are getting carried away. Why do people continue to believe them when they say some outrageous things like this? As far as some of us are concerned, Jesus was a man of peace, not the sword. He was a man of peace, not war. Please pastors and prophets, teach the truth, not your personal excitement.

Chenjerai Hove - 25 October 2013

vana makandiwa vanzwa nekubira vanhu mari dzavo, vachidzidzisa nhema. vakarohwa nemapurisa vanotaura chokwadi kuti they r only here to make profit. they shd go to hell mhani! taneta nadzo mbavha idzi! nxaaaa.

Ndini - 25 October 2013

These pastors are preaching violence against non-Christians by telling their supporters that Jesus was a man of the sword, not peace. What a shame for Christian leaders to say such disgusting things.

Chenjerai Hove - 25 October 2013

surely speaking 21st century christians should be out of slamber and see the naked thruth that these so called Man of God especially the these TRIO, look at thier backgrounds and level of education, there is a lot to be desired. Failed in their lives they found a route to syphony people's hard earned money by KUKAMBA, and most people are perishing through lake of knowledge and spirit of decentiment. Gospel is no longer true Gospel we used to know its now an enterprise were failures in life run to for easy good life in the name of God. take for example the unorthodox way these so called your PAPA do through miracle money. God said as human beings we are to eat after HARD WORK but the TRIO are preaching manner from Heaven. You sleepy people of God can't you see that whatever these TRIO do as a miracle which one has stood the test of the times, and which miracle has come to pass without reversal from the ALMIGHTY e.g the miracle babies, miracle monies etc. the list is endless. However, because their JUJU is brainwashing you, you gladly accept poison because political situation has blinded your obvious logical thinking. Being a christian does not necessarily embracing everything because we are economically hard pressed. You remember MATHIAS AND MILDRATE where are they now. In the bible Gamalian a great Teacher and Philosopher not like Philo, said KANAZVIRI ZVOKWA MWARI ZVICHA GARA ASI KANAZVISIRI ZVINOPERA MANJEMANJE. Remember time is the Great Test. mukaikwaedza, 25 October.

bednicho nyoni - 25 October 2013

surely speaking 21st century christians should be out of slamber and see the naked thruth that these so called Man of God especially these TRIO, look at thier backgrounds and level of education, there is a lot to be desired. Failed in their lives they found a route to syphony people's hard earned money by KUKAMBA, and most people are perishing through lake of knowledge and spirit of decentiment. Gospel is no longer true Gospel we used to know its now an enterprise were failures in life run to for easy good life in the name of God. take for example the unorthodox way these so called your PAPA do through miracle money. God said as human beings we are to eat after HARD WORK but the TRIO are preaching manner from Heaven. You sleepy people of God can't you see that whatever these TRIO do as a miracle which one has stood the test of the times, and which miracle has come to pass without reversal from the ALMIGHTY e.g the miracle babies, miracle monies etc. the list is endless. However, because their JUJU is brainwashing you, you gladly accept poison because political situation has blinded your obvious logical thinking. Being a christian does not necessarily mean embracing everything just because we are economically hard pressed. You remember MATHIAS AND MILDRATE where are they now. In the bible Gamalian a great Teacher and Philosopher not like Philo, said KANAZVIRI ZVOKWA MWARI ZVICHA GARA ASI KANAZVISIRI ZVINOPERA MANJEMANJE. Remember time is the Great Test. Mukayi kwaedza.

bednicho nyoni - 25 October 2013

false prophets I the last days making merchandise of you poor people. read the bible it says believe not every spirit but try every spirit whether it be of GOD

amos - 26 October 2013

false prophets I the last days making merchandise of you poor people. read the bible it says believe not every spirit but try every spirit whether it be of GOD

amos - 26 October 2013

msacara my the devil bless you and lead you into pit filled with fire

jm kanhu kako - 26 October 2013

the bible says in matthew 23 v6 -12 esp verse 9 do not call anyone your father upon ths earth for one is your father I heaven put on your spiritual helmet nw was Jesus meaning baba vemumba here or baba vozvomweya apply it kune varume vari kunzi maprophets vana father ava secondly vanopfugamira tsotsi reku GHANA NDIMWARI WAVO HERE .

AMOS - 26 October 2013

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