'Mugabe's men backbiting him'

HARARE - As Zimbabwe enters unchartered and turbulent waters, popular preacher Emmanuel Makandiwa yesterday said the chaos unfolding in the country has been authored by senior people surrounding President Robert Mugabe  who are eager and desperate to see his back.

Without mentioning names, Makandiwa said some of Mugabe’s close henchmen had deliberately subjected people to untold suffering so that anger against the 92-year-old escalates.

Makandiwa, who is the leader of the United Family International Church, was quoted by some of his congregants saying that the country’s leadership feels little of the pains that the majority of Zimbabweans are faced with because they are insulated by their riches.

Although efforts to speak to Makandiwa’s spokesperson Prime Kufa were futile as his mobile phone rang unanswered, those who attended the church service yesterday told the Daily News that the popular preacher said “President Mugabe is in trouble” and is working with people who are working against him.

“Zimbabweans aren’t asking for teargas. They are asking for bread. Even Jesus said there is no father who can give his child a stone when he is asking for bread” a follower of Makandiwa quoted the charismatic preacher as saying.

“I was standing here in 2014 and I said children of Zimbabwe are going to erupt like a volcano. This is something we cannot afford to ignore.

“The children are bitter and there are certain things we cannot afford to ignore,” Makandiwa reportedly said.

Commenting on the recent import ban, Makandiwa is reported to have said he initially thought it was a joke.

“ When I heard of the import ban I said it should be a joke. I could not imagine learned people sitting down and resolving to ban imports. You cannot promote a product that is non-existent. But all this is being done to incite people to revolt”.

According to those who attended the service, Makandiwa said that the import ban was a joke because there is no industry to protect at the moment.

He also told his followers that the problems facing the country are being orchestrated by people around Mugabe.

“This is deliberate, it’s being planned by men who are close to the president, they are the ones planning the demonstrations. Our president is in trouble. There shall come time when these same men shall go door to door beating up people to join the demonstrations. They want to foment chaos,” Makandiwa said.

And a video which has since gone viral showing police details torturing suspected perpetrators of last week’s crippling demonstrations has also caught the attention of the usually taciturn clergy —which expressed revulsion at the brutal nature of the country’s law enforcement agents.

And Makandiwa told his multitude of followers that even in the face of difficulties, attempts by Zimbabweans to find solutions through prayers can also be thwarted by police who can even beat up people in prayer.

“Their kids don’t learn in Zimbabwe. Events in Zimbabwe don’t affect them because they are sorted. It’s ordinary man that suffers,” Makandiwa reportedly said.

He added, “Even if you call for national prayer and you are down on your knees praying they will beat you up so as to incite violence.”

Makandiwa joins several other clergymen who have commented on the current situation, with some going to the extent of calling Mugabe to step down.

Some of the churchmen who have been very vocal on the current economic situation include #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire,  Munyeza, Tudor Bismark and Ancelimo Magaya.

But it is the addition of  Makandiwa’s voice  that has sat tongues wagging in the country as Zimbabwe enters a homestretch.

For the past 36 years of Mugabe’s rule, pastors have not ventured into politics preferring to remain aloof.

However, as the Zimbabwe crisis continues deepening, they have found their voice to speak about the social ills and the need to reform.

Only last week, citizens embarked on a massive stay away, which resulted in the arrest of several public on public violence allegations.

Several were brutalised by the police. A video circulating on social media platforms, showing police brutality has irked many people especially the church.

“My heart weeps at this barbaric, inhuman and totally disgusting act of brutality,” said Faith Ministries pastor and businessman, Shingi Munyeza on his Facebook page, calling on the perpetrators to be brought to book. Munyeza said such brutality should not be allowed in modern society.

Comments (34)

cabinet makes decisions as a collective 'phophet' makandiwa,that yu seek to divide us by putting ministers one side and the president the other side will not work,running a govt is serious business that should not be mistaken with drawing powers from west african sorcerers

truth - 11 July 2016

Here is my prophecy. A time shall come when this false prophets shall weep and gnash on their teeth. Makandiwa is here to insulate Mugabe by saying that it is the government ministers who are to blame. The truth is that the President, the sole leader of this country, is the one who is the instigator of all the shenanigans that you see. Why? Because he does not prosecute evil men such as Chombo, Mpofu, Kasukuwere, Mandiwanzira, Undenge and others who have killed in the name of Zanu. They have committed attrocities with the gukurahundi - yes - Mnangagwa. They have stolen. Killing and rigging in our names. We say no more. Makandiwa should shut up or denounce the source of corruption in Zimbabwe. You only started saying the regime is evil when you realized that the Bond Notes would have dwindled your pulpit earnings. One day you shall reap what you sow. To hell.

Makandiwa Akarasika - 11 July 2016

PROPHET EMMANUEL MAKANDIWA IS A TRUE PROPHET WHO WAZ APPOINTED BY GOD TO DELIVER ZIMBABWE FROM BONDAGE.A MAN WHO IS PRAYING AND ENCOURAGING ZIMBABWEANS TO PRAY AGAINST ANOTHER BLOODSHED,TO ME HE IS A SOLUTION BEARER.TO ME ANY1 AGAINST THE PROPHET IS A TERRORIST.WE JUST NEED TO HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF A TRIED AND TESTED SEASONED PROPHET.EMMANUEL MAKANDIWA.

TAWANDA - 11 July 2016

Thank you Prophet of God. we love you and respect you. You are a voice in this nation Zimbabwe.

bless - 11 July 2016

Though I don't go to his church. This Prophet is just too much. I have been following his several, on point, detailed prophecies on youtube ummm like it or not Prophet Makandiwa is a SEER that I believe as a nation its high time Zimbabwe we lay aside vain hatred on him and think like learned community as we proclaim we are and take serious consideration of his prophecies. His character and Integrity is admirable. He is a true Man sent from God for us.

Non beliver - 11 July 2016

What the Prophet of God is saying is very true, our problems are somehow deliberately created by our ministers. Nowadays everyone is doing what he wants in government and umwe anongomuka akaisa national pledge. Long live Prophet Makandiwa. Those who criticise you are waisting their time, and its because they dont know who you are.

Munhu waMwari - 11 July 2016

THE PROPHET IS TELLING THE NATION WHAT IS HAPPENING AND HELPING TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT PROBLEM WHICH THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAS NO CLUE ON HOW TO ADDRESS. IF THE CABINET WAS WISE THEY WOULD ASK THE MAN OF GOD TO SHED MORE LIGHT SO THAT WE GET OUT OF THIS PROBLEM. HE HAS SPOKEN THE TRUTH INSTEAD OF PERSECUTING HIM ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT THE PEOPLE WANT ADDRESSED. HE HAS GIVEN SEVERAL FULFILLED PROPHECIES FOR ONE TO GENUINELY DOUBT HIM, WHY NOT GO TO HIM AND ASK QUESTIONS TO PROVE HE IS FALSE BEFORE LABELLING HIM AS SUCH. TRUE ZIMBABWEANS REALLY WANT A SOLUTION THEY DO NOT CARE WHERE THE SOLUTION COMES AND IF IT IS COMING FROM GOD THEN WE ARE ASSURED THAT IT IS A SAFE SOLUTION. LET US PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY WITH THE GUIDANCE FROM THE PROPHETS SO THAT WE DO NOT PRAY AMISS. ZIMBABWE LET US NOT BE FOOLED THE ONLY SOLUTION WE HAVE AS A COUNTRY IS GOD AND LET THE MAN OF GOD GUIDE US INTO MAKING THE RIGHT KIND OF PRAYERS THAN DOWNGRADING THOSE ENCOURAGING US TO TURN TO GOD. GOD BLESS ZIMBABWE

Patriotic Zim - 11 July 2016

Makandiwa is bootlicking mugabe, then @tawanda and @bless are bootlicking makandiwa....interesting. I wonder when people are gonna wake up really.

misty - 11 July 2016

Mugabe himself is the main problem - with his numerous degrees why should he be the one being lied to all the time. Can't he think and analyse situations on his own? Everyone in ZPF is guilty all vampires with no exceptions, including @truth

Sagitarr - 11 July 2016

I believe there is no reason to be angry to the Prophecy and to Prophet Makandiwa if you aren't working against the President of Zimbabwe. Prophet Makandiwa is a true voice of God, am happy that the perpetrators plan has been exposed wherever they are deep down their hearts they know that they are in trouble, and what they have discussed and planned in secret places is exposed. If they were humble they would tell the whole world to believe in Prophet Makandaiwa.

Nigel Kamina - 11 July 2016

Without the prophet the nation's are like people without sight. We love you

Go ahead - 11 July 2016

do not leave me out. prophet steve blomefield respectfully asks president Mugabe to resign. see zimeye

steve blomefield - 11 July 2016

see zimeye. Prophet steve blomefield also respectfully asks President Mugabe to resign

steve blomefield - 11 July 2016

17th February 1982 to be exact, while being PM, inside parliament mugabe exhibited arrogance and despotic colours. This notion that mugabe is being misled is totally nonsense. The country's finance ministry have open declared broke, yet mugabe insist and arrogantly shouts all is well. mugabe is the one that is misleading the country through his lust for power, One can not be misled for 36 years and put a brave face in this mess we are in. mugabe is a failed leader who thrives on chaos and mafios period.

X-MAN IV - 11 July 2016

PROPHET STEVE BLOMEFIELD ALSO RESPECTFULLY ASKS PRESIDENT MUGABE TO RESIGN

steve blomefield - 11 July 2016

its not about what people say that makes a prophet a prophet, but what God say through his servants that's what makes a prophet. we thank God for his love upon this nation, we love you prophet.

travor - 11 July 2016

what else do you want, you're being informed about your own country but instead of using your brain you use your ignorance, everything a prophet of God prophecy it came to pass what else do you need. Zimbabwe its high time you need to wake up not wake down

travor - 11 July 2016

CHANDINOZIVA NDECHEKUTI VATUNGAMIRIRI VENYIKA VAKAGADZWA NA MWARI, PANENGE PAINE ZVINENGE ZVICHIDIWA NAMWARI KUTI VANA VAKE VAONE AFTER ALL THE GREATEST THING IS TO GO TO HEAVEN, VANA VAMWARI HAVAFANIRE KUZVIPIDZA MUNEZVEMATONGERO ENYIKA

DEE - 11 July 2016

We love our president and we love our prophet. prophets are appointed by god to give direction to the nations. whether you like it or not. In Zimbabwe we are blessed to have a a prophet who hears from god. look at his prophecies that he had made and had come to pass.its high time that as a nation we swallow our pride and hear what god is saying thru the man of god prophet Makandiwa is a SEER!

kedu kemuporofita - 12 July 2016

I like this prophet for standing out tall in demystifying the succession plan. The sceptor does not come through pushing and shoving...and that act has held the country at ransom. It is clear that in as much as everyone thinks is capable to run the country, not all are appointed by God.

elas - 12 July 2016

MAKANDIWA is a seer, the man knows the future. If all these politicians could be humble enough they would rather beg him for solutions

great - 12 July 2016

a prophet is appointed by God # from my toddler age was told that our President his Excellency is a divine ruler which means he is appointed by God ...therefore the best thing would be for them to work together and not to despise one's point of view ,,,even long back Samuel, Micah, Amos, Isaiah, Naboth mentioned but a few they all worked hand in hand with their kings ,,,,when it comes to greediness one would find himself penetrating from what Louis XVI experienced in the French revolution of 1789...Therefore would want from his excellence desk to work hand in hand with the man of God #Makandiwa and will achieve the same thing to make us juvillenalls to be proud of our country not to admire outside countries like South Africa and UK. NGATIITEYI CHIRO CHIMWE so that when we grow up would also want to be a divine ruler just like his Exellency ......

worried teenager - 12 July 2016

eewwooo prophet woye munogona kukwenenzwera nekutsanangura taurai tinzwe ndimi munere bhaibheri mumusoro taurai futi zvimwe zvikuda kuitika 3 weeks to come haalleelluuuuyyyyaaaa muparidzi paridzai zveshoko ramwari mugumira ikoko izvi zvakuda kutanga kutaurisa iiizviii hapeno henyewo chasara mucharawera mazombie yenyu muchechi yenyu kaiyi yema VEMPIRE COMMUNITY DEVILISH MOVES

MBOROMBI - 12 July 2016

I don't buy this talk about divine rulers bla bla. Some of them are so cruel they could only have come from satan not God. They insult others and get angry when insulted. They rob, steal, kill and go against all the commandments in the bible, what's divine about evil. It's satanic and devilish.

Sagitarr - 12 July 2016

Men will never be free until the last king, president, prime minister is strangled with the entrails of the last priest, pastor, father and self appointed prophets. The likes of #Makandiwa

Donnie - 12 July 2016

Religion is not provided to us by revelation, it doesn't come from the heavens, it doesn't come from the beyond, it doesn't come from the divine. It is man made. And it shows. It shows very well – that religion is created, invented, imposed by a species half a chromosome away from the chimpanzee

Donnie - 12 July 2016

Prophet E Makandiwa is the true man of God what he has said is true not nootlicking as you think read and understand before you comment. If in the old days (MOSES TIME) The rulers used to consult Prophets Pharaoh himself said i want a true Prophet to explain my dreams so why not us but these big guys are busy going to nangas were they pay ne kupihwa mhiko. The President is getting false infor from his ministers and its true. We LOVE YOU MAN OF GOD SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ZIM.

mwana wemuPorofita - 12 July 2016

Prophet E Makandiwa is the true man of God what he has said is true not nootlicking as you think read and understand before you comment. If in the old days (MOSES TIME) The rulers used to consult Prophets Pharaoh himself said i want a true Prophet to explain my dreams so why not us but these big guys are busy going to nangas were they pay ne kupihwa mhiko. The President is getting false infor from his ministers and its true. We LOVE YOU MAN OF GOD SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ZIM.

mwana wemuPorofita - 12 July 2016

Believe it or not, muchabvuma maona kuti Prophet Makandiwa was spot on!

kkkkkkkkkkkk - 12 July 2016

Isnt this the same prophet who said Zimababwe was going to be full of milk and honey?

lee moyo - 13 July 2016

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right: seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherlesss: plead the case of the widow. Pr Makandiwa, Bismark, Munyeza, Mawarire and all voices which are coming out about the problems bedevilling our nation should be applauded. As leaders they have responsibilities over the people under them, they cannot just sit and watch while Zimbabweans are suffering, there is abject poverty, gross unemployment, corruption, injustice and police brutality while the Zanu PF government arrogantly turns a deaf ear to the cries of the people and are daily engrossed in concorting fresh legislation to make life more difficult for Zimbabweans. No one has monopoly in Freedom of Expression as enshrined in our constitution so those bashing these men and women should just stop if they have nothing to say. They are doing what every responsible leader or parent should be doing for those under them or families - a position our government has become clueless about. Daniel addressed political issues in Babylon. Daniel 5 resonates well with present day Zimbabwe.

Moffat - 13 July 2016

We spend time praising the prophets, yet not acting, it's vanity. Hit the nail on top of it and do it hard, simple. Mugabe must go now

Mhepo - 16 July 2016

@truth,msunu kanyoko,mhata yambuya

Benito - 16 July 2016

thank you prophet...... just your voice will help

docca - 18 July 2016

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