I'm Zimbabwe's biggest philanthropist

HARARE - Colourful businessman Phillip Chiyangwa says he is a serial guest of honour at album and DVD launches because “he is Zimbabwe’s biggest philanthropist.”

Chiyangwa made the claim after being invited yet again by Vabvuwi Masimba Edenga Gospel Group to grace their album and DVD launch on Saturday at Monomotapa Crowne Plaza Hotel.

“They are inviting me because the last time they launched an album, I gave them 14 stands.

“Each one of their members got a stand in Stoneridge,” said the showy businessman.

“The thing with me is that I am impulsive. I don’t even plan it; anything can happen. So what I can say is that come Saturday, a miracle might happen.”

The former music and boxing promoter told the Daily News that his acts of charity are like miracles that happen when they are least expected.

“Prophets such as Emmanuel Makandiwa and Walter Magaya never promise that there will be miracles at their services, they just happen.

“It is the same with me. By just meeting me you never know a miracle might happen. I know how important it is to own a house, especially in Harare,” he said.

The boastful Chiyangwa added that his track record shows that he is a better philanthropist than the government and city councils.

“I am by far the biggest philanthropist when it comes to land in the country. Even the government and the city councils have never given out stands like I do. “If you calculate the value of the 14 stands I gave the group at $12 000 per stand, you will come up with $168 000 and that is for one group only.

“I also gave 14 stands to members of the public who attended a Zimpraise DVD launch.

“Because I am one of the biggest donors, I am always invited. When I don’t have other commitments I try to attend.”

Supa Takaodza, the Vabvuwi Masimba Edenga Gospel Group secretary, confirmed that his group benefitted from Chiyangwa’s generosity.

“It is true he gave us 14 stands in 2010. Seven of us are already living in houses developed on stands donated by Chiyangwa.

“We have invited him again because he helped us and you never know with him, anything can happen again,” he said.
Takaodza is convinced the album they will launch at the weekend will be their best to date.

“This will be our seventh album and it is titled Ebenezzer. Plug tracks on the 12-track album include Mwari Baba, Mune Nyasha Huru, Mbiri Kunashe, Tiriparwendo and Padyo Nemuchinjiko.

Comments (11)

Its always easy to be generous with things you have not worked for or acquired in the proper channels. We know that the land that you say you are parceling out you "bought" at a heavy discount from the councils and government.

Galore 123 - 23 July 2014

Whatever happened to the UZ fund raiser? Did Chiyangwa, Mutambara et al ever pay those pledges they made?

Galore 123 - 23 July 2014

its agood gesture DR P Chiyangwa

t-bone - 23 July 2014

At least anotombo fungawo kuti pane vamwe vasinawo mastands acho. Ko vane mastands in every location, every city, township and growth point . plus farms zvavakongo guguchira vamwe vatichi tambura pekugara munoti kudii navo. He may have done it in showy or boastful way what matters to me is waitireko mumwe asina kana chekufuka iwe une mamwe magumbeze arikutofukidzwa mombe nehuku.

goodlife - 23 July 2014

This is a church effort-what happenes to those who are not in the choir and contribute otherwise.Are these donations meant for the individuals or the church unless it is a group divorced from the mother church

tabitha - 23 July 2014

Please Mr.Donar,go to Harare Gomo Hospital or Parirenyatwa hospital & help.

DONATIONS - 23 July 2014

Very childish this guy. Mari dzeAsset stripping kuZECO nechiya cheshangu kuByo. Ndivo vamwe vakaponda industry in Byo buy buying companes to strip and sell assets not for productive purposes.

Pondo mbiri dzine chumi - 23 July 2014

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (Matthew 6: 2) A little wisdom for PC and others from the Lord Jesus. Let your words be few Chiyangwa otherwise they wipe any good you might have done.

Bhora Mberi - 23 July 2014


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h2o - 24 July 2014

Hate him or like him...you cant prove him wrong. Humble yourself though mukoma Phil.

jacktheswede - 24 July 2014

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