Makandiwa donates to former school

HARARE - Prominent preacher Emmanuel Makandiwa on Thursday handed over three classroom blocks, books and a borehole to his former school in Muzarabani.

Muringazuva Primary School received donations worth $200 000  from the United Family International Church (UFIC) founder.

Lazarus Dokora, the Primary and Secondary Education minister, said Makandiwa’s gesture was in line with Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) blueprint. 

“We would not have been able to do it without the collaborative effort of the benefactor, the parents and the general community of Muringazuva Primary School,” he said.

“On behalf of my ministry, I am pleased to inform our benefactor... that we are more than happy to receive his invaluable donation which has come at a time when most schools in the district and more than 2 056 schools country-wide need this kind of intervention,” Dokora added.

Herbester Chibwe, the school’s headmaster, said the UFIC leader’s intervention would go a long way in alleviating problems confronting the school.

“Our enrolment is 620 pupils and before the donations from Makandiwa, six classes were conducting lessons under trees and 75 percent of our pupils were learning while sitting on the floor,” he said.

Chibwe heaped praises on the lanky churchman, saying his church had “really performed miracles at the school by building three blocks with six classrooms in a space of 29 days”.

The rooms, which were built in August 2014, also created employment for the local community.

“I thank God for Prophet Makandiwa and what he has done for us. He has also electrified the school such that we can now conduct computer lessons,” Chibwe said.  

A Muzarabani native, Makandiwa said the project was part of his ways to give back to the community.

Comments (28)

This will go a long way in assisting the less privileged community keep it man of cloth.

pp - 31 January 2015

This will go a long way in assisting the less privileged community keep it up man of cloth.

pp - 31 January 2015

Thank You So Much,Mwari Akukomborerei!

felix - 31 January 2015

Thank you Papa. You are teaching us amazing love, may your GOD continue to bless you in all your endeavours.

masenda - 31 January 2015

This is an outstanding gesture of love, hate him or like this Makandiwa guy apa agona varume. You have invested a lifetime asset to the nation. This is unmatched keep it up Makandiwa. You have changed the way i used to view you. I apologize for my previous outbursts & unwarranted criticisms. This is too good. Waparidza vhangeri guru apa

Observer - 31 January 2015

Observer you have said it well. I dont know much abt this Makandiwa guy but $200k on education is a milestone. though I hate to say this he has done too well. Maybe I had judged him too soon based on hearsay time will tell but sando dzako Makandiwa It seems he is not what we have been told. varume uku ndiko kuparidza soko raMwari manje. I ll not apologize as yet but I m now watching him closely with a different eye. Vana vakudzidza pakanaka not panze,kubva aisa Borehole nemabooks,regai timboona but ndafarawo zvangu

Reality - 31 January 2015

Observer thank you,I had same picture of these prophets but apa uyu andirasisa. I m told this is aa Methodist church school. I thot Makandiwa did this to gain cash as I viewed him but apa hapana chake its out of love ufunge makandiwa azondigona rwendo rwuno.$200 000 aigona kutenga imba kana mota but building a skool varume its not easy. Ini hangu handizvigone & govnt yedu yatadza izvi. God bless you Makandiwa. For now I will be silent Kunamata kana kwakudai then takuzoendawo kuchurch kuya manje. Vamwe vangu apa ngatitendeiwo chakanaka chakanaka I see nothing wrong in this Investment. Imagine for over 50 years plus kids will be learning in these new blocks,thats development kwete avo vanodya vega. keep it up pastor

Silence - 31 January 2015

Thank you Baba for a giving heart you have. May God continue to increase your territory. Thank you for a great lesson. Thank you Jesus!

Courage - 31 January 2015

The Chrimas party for the street kids,the donation to Gwanda community elderly,the hope fountain donation,the upkeep of the Orphanage in Murehwa and lots more now the donation to a school in Muzarabani. - You continue to work and exhibit your love Prophet Makandiwa even though critics choose not to see it. God bless you and raise you from Glory to Glory

Ernest Jackson - 1 February 2015

Charity begins at home you did your country proud dear compatriot may the Lord bless you abundantly

carson Macate - 1 February 2015

This is really good, we pray for many man of God to be like that.Surely this country could be a better place.

LIZZY - 2 February 2015

Prophet Makandiwa is really God sent and Muzarabani was remembered we thank God for such a man

rosy - 2 February 2015

Zimbabwe has been remembered we thank God for people like Prophet who are always doing good in a time like this were the economy is not really good.

Professor - 2 February 2015

we love you Prophet Makandiwa

Thankgod - 2 February 2015

Jesus, this is your servant and we beleive now!

reeves - 2 February 2015

Ndaimbomutuka Makandiwa asi nhasi ndatenda hangu he is a man of God veduwe ukaona munhu akusvika nekuzvikoro kwese nekumastreetkids anenge akapenga

Dorondizvo - 2 February 2015

Servant of the most high God. He has always been doing things together with Mama Prophet, only that they don't publicise it. Am happy that other people now view him differently and its all for the kingdom of God. To all those who have appreciated Prophet Makandiwa for the first time, I thank God for transforming your minds and you shall surely be rewarded. Some have chosen to keep quiet about it 'cause they just hate the MoG.....

saved - 2 February 2015

Thank you very much Prophet Makandiwa for investing in these kids. They are Zimbabwes feature of tomorrow

Thousands - 2 February 2015

thank you prophet a different prophet ane vanhu mumwoyo make nerubatsiro

LOICE MASHOKO - 2 February 2015

Thank you baba, Zimbabwe warangarirwa.

daughter of the prophet - 2 February 2015

Zimbabwe yakarangarirwa yakapihwa muporofita

mai saru - 2 February 2015

This church only specialises in quality not quantity am impressed.

maggie - 2 February 2015

Many thanks Makandiwa, but , where is the Zim-ASSET link coming from.

Mukanya - 2 February 2015

Thank you Prophet of God. May God continue to bless you for your wonderful works towards the needy.

simba - 2 February 2015

thank you Baba... we are proud to be called your sons and daughters...

grace - 2 February 2015

WE thank God for Blessing the nation with such a Loving Father and Prophet, Baba Makandiwa. The evidence of his character together with Mhamha Prophetess is shining as the light for all to see and glorify the Lord. Long live the Prophet and Prophetess! May they be blessed more nekuti vanoitira vamwe zvakanaka chose!

NAmah - 2 February 2015

Makandiwa akumberi boiz, hakuna mumwe anoita zvinoitwa nemuchinda uyu. He sets the pace and others follow.

bla puro - 2 February 2015

Apa Prophet Makandiwa mazoratidza kuti muri kumberi kwekumberi, may God continue to increase you. Imi munoti vanotadza nei kupfuma isu tese tichingoti kwavari Mwari aropafadze, God will surely bless him and the blessing will soon manifest.

Munhu waMwari - 2 February 2015

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.