Makandiwa acquires gold mine

HARARE - A business consortium believed to be led by popular preacher, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has taken over a gold milling plant in Mutawatawa from a Chinese firm, Ming Chang.

Close sources say the plant was acquired for over $1,3 million with the deal financed by a local bank.

Prophet Makandiwa’s spokesperson, Prime Kufa could not shed more light on the transaction saying while he was aware that such a transaction had taken place, Makandiwa was not directly part of it.

“Yes, I know of such a transaction but I am not sure the man of God is directly involved in it. If it was Church business, I would have all details but since this is private business, I do not have all the information,” was all he could say.

The consortium, trading under the name Havillah Gold, is being managed by a group of directors who are all members of Makandiwa’s United Family International Church.

Locals in the area confirmed this development saying Prophet Makandiwa was seen in Mutawatawa some months back. He is also believed to be building a primary school near the plant.

The Daily News is reliably informed that the project has expanded tremendously after the takeover and the workforce is estimated at over 250 from an initial 23.

One source who declined to be named told this publication that the leadership in the area was grateful to Havillah for providing employment to the youths in the area.

“A large number of previously idle youths can be seen clad in worksuits as they make their way to or from work,” he said, adding that the local headmen and councillors had each forwarded their own lists of eligible workers to the Havillah management.

“Equal numbers were taken from each ward and this has very much pleased our leadership in the area.”

Prophet Makandiwa has of late been encouraging people to go into gold mining saying that this is where opportunities lie for many Zimbabweans.

The hugely-popular preacher is known to have many business interests locally and internationally and the gold venture is believed to be his latest acquisition.

Comments (64)

unlike other people we know, the man of God surely is a hardworker, he does not sit on his hands neither does he wait for handouts

merina - 18 August 2014

When they have mined the gold, they then bring it to church and throw it into their congregates and the then call it miracle gold raining from heaven. Zwakawoma.

Positive Thinking - 18 August 2014

nhai zvako iwe wonzwa umwe akapusaira achiti gospreneur, eating congregants money iye munhu achironga simbi dzake

choice - 18 August 2014

Thank you man of God for leading us into business opportunities.You are really inspiring us

jessy - 18 August 2014

Employment to the youth.We thank God for you Mkandiwa you are changing people's lives and our nation as well.

edgar - 18 August 2014

Now for vanhu vaye vaiti heeee hanzi miracle this and that no hard work look what Makandiwa is doing leading by example.Miracle racho achiita,kusenza kwacho achiita.

musorowegomo - 18 August 2014

Hoooo, saka iwe ndiwe unotenga mine coz you know were exactly gold is supposed to come from but you tell your congregates to wait for miracle gold. Tine hama dzisisadi kushanda bcoz you promised them miracles, ko imi vacho madii mango mirirawo mamiracles? Ohh, i remember, "do as I say, not as I do"

kitsi - 18 August 2014

this shows that my prophet does not only encourage us to work hard without him doing so. i love my papa. he leads by example

sonny - 18 August 2014

Where do you think Makandiwa is getting the money to invest from? Even if the project is being financed by the bank, he should have sufficient collateral to get $1.3 million. This Makandiwa lad has never worked formally besides talking to the multitude of fools who worship him instead of God. These are the same imbeciles who have made him rich whilst they wait for manna from heaven. Iye he does not wait for manna.

Hezvo - 18 August 2014

Ndosaka uri kitsi shuwa kufunga kwacho kushoma.Dont be ignorant - 18 August 2014

Those tithes and the thankgivings are now being put to use while you are giving and giving more. Keep on giving and many mines will come

Gwenaz - 18 August 2014

Gwenzas hapana anobatirwa shamu kupa saka hapana dhiri hanzi mari yakatorwa kubank you need to read and understand

lizzy - 18 August 2014

well, since its not confirmed if the mine is yours baba, but to the owners ,i say well done. you are leading by example . employment within the area, primary schools and lots more coming. hololo

Divine Solution - 18 August 2014

@Hezvo- you are very much ii informed, your statements are very biased. We are never encouraged to sit , infact exactly yesterday , we had more of a business seminar by on of the greatest business man in Africa. Get your facts right before you mislead the world about a man yu dont even know. WE worship God ,the creator of the heavens and earth

Divine Solution - 18 August 2014

At jizzy ko ini ndamboti pane anobatirwa shamu here? Ini ndati mari yemipiro yave kutenga mamine and have said give more and more so that more mines will be bought. Banks do not give money to every jack and jill. It shows that your understanding of money borrowing is a bit shallow. Banks lend to people with surerity and proper business plans its not by praying that you can get a loan but you should negotiate or present something that a bank can see it will make a good business. Yo man of cloth is kind of diverting from gospel to business here.

Gwenaz - 18 August 2014


Pondo nechumi - 18 August 2014

ummm where are these guys getting the money from? congregants are being milked left right and centre by these business people this is bad

truth - 18 August 2014

Be wise people, Jesus used to multiply bread but it does not mean He and His disciples ate miracle bread all the time. Why would you possibly think the mine is a source of miracle gold. You have a ironed heart my friend, repent.

WISDOM - 19 August 2014

Jesus Himself was a carpenter. His disciples were fishermen and them getting into ministry with Jesus did not mean they closed their companies. Why are you bothered when a man of God gets themself a bussiness. Munoda kuzoti vanzi vanodya mari dzevanhu ka? Why do you even ask where the money is coming from, WOULD IT BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR GOD TO GIVE A MILLION DOLLARS TO A MAN WHOM HE HAS GIVEN POWER TO GIVE EYES TO THE BLIND?

INTELLIGENCE - 19 August 2014

well done papa. God will keep on blessing you in the face of your enemies.

mwana wemuporofita - 19 August 2014

Another gold mine after the first one, his church. Business is good.

taps - 19 August 2014


GIDZA - 19 August 2014

What happened to miracle gold promised last year

Franco - 19 August 2014

Isu vanhu vatema takaoma. When it is De Beers mining or smuggling our minerals we do not see anything wrong with it. Why do find it a problem when a black young citizen of this country ventures into mining. Should all the mining be done only byforeigners?

machakachaka - 19 August 2014

pamberi nekuprosper muporfita . this is manifestation of the word GOD . satan anosvotwa nazvo

FTC - 19 August 2014

Charwadza apa chii kuti Prophet vatenga gold mine? Shame. Pamberi ne kuita mabhizimusi. Havasati vatanga, muchatoita BP mukaneta.

Baba Tadiwa - 19 August 2014

Muporofit aite mare ! wecho investe mari yemarema!

soda - 19 August 2014

why don't you just call him Mr Makandiwa or Prophet Makandiwa instead of the man of God? Is it really necessary to bring God into all this?

Johno - 19 August 2014

Through the Bible's point of view we have never seen prophet with businesses and this is happening in this end time which is fulfilment of Mat 24:24.Can I ask anyone of you if you ever heard that Elijah,Isiah,Jeremiah,Daniel,Paul or John the revelator or any of the prophets ever owned a Gold or Platinum Mine,Supermarkets or industries?This is revealing the true colors of these men that they are wolves in sheep' skin.Its amazing that some are applauding saying he is creating jobs.Is it a prophet 's duty to create jobs or to specialise on soul winning for the Kingdom of his Master.Judge yourself who is his Master?

BIBLE BELIEVER - 19 August 2014

2 Kings 5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 5 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy. 4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. ................................................ 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 16 But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. ............................................................. 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

Tonde - 19 August 2014

2 Kings 5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way. ........................................................ 25 But he (Gehazi) went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. 26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

Tonde - 19 August 2014

Kana uine yako mari yawakabirwa go and report. When the Prophet goes into development you curse him,akaregera moti daiMari aitazvakati nayo.Aaaah Imi ndimi vekubudgeta dzevamwe and telling them what to do with their money.Whether you call him Mr,Prophet or Makandiwa is neither here nor there we will call him what we want Papa, Man of God. Shoko remurume uyu rakatibvisa murufu mufungezvenyu. All Glory to God. vanokugadzirirai tafura pamberi pevavengi

Ernest Jackson - 20 August 2014

Love you my Father, Prophet E. Makandiwa, you are God send to us. You are not just leading by example but you're also blessing many congregants to have their own mines too. Goridhe kumwana weAfrica! I love you my dear Father and Mama.

daughter - 20 August 2014

May the almighty bless the hands of the Pro. Makandiwa tinotenda baba nezvamunotidzidzisa. God bless

jm kanhu kako - 20 August 2014

He has been existing only for less than five years ,has never been employed,bought a mine worth US $million, he is clever indeed and very much blessed ,shiri yakangwara inovaka dendere rayo neminhenga yedzimwe shiri ,dzakapusa dzichivaka matendere adzone matanda

freddy - 20 August 2014

What do you call unemployment? So you actually think that Jesus, his boss pays less than Apple and Samsung?

Freddy Urigwara - 20 August 2014

Its common sense: WHO SERVED GOD AND REMAINED POOR, NAME ONE FROM THE BIBLE? If you cant, why expect Makandiwa to be first?

James - 20 August 2014

A rich Pastor preaches frank Gospel than a poor one who relies on gifts. Welldone PROPHET MAKANDIWA

Let there be light - 20 August 2014

Like Paul, the best Apostle ever, who was also rich and had vast wealth to an extent that governor Felix had to arrest him in order to free him on a juicy bribe: Our own preachers are now following suit. This will promote free Gospel because the preacher would not have some hidden agenda, eyeing the congregants's coins.

SEKURU - 20 August 2014

Welldone Prophet Makandiwa, you practice what you preach.

CHUMA - 20 August 2014

Wonzwa rimwe benzi rinoti, "he he he Makandiwa anodya mari dzevanhu"

Sabhuku V. Zipi - 20 August 2014

Going to church and making contributions to someone who calls himself man of God who then invests that same money buying a gold mine, to me that doesn't sound right. A con artist is the best way to describe this man

Dr Know - 20 August 2014

Should he be paid where he does not work. Unoda kuti muparidzi abhadharwe nani iyo company yaakapihwa naMwari vari vanhu vaanoparidzira? It does not make sense to grumble when people give money to a preacher .

Daisy - 22 August 2014

We love your character and the way you minister man of God. You are an awesome leader.

Pastor t kay - 25 August 2014

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