Zim needs own currency: Makandiwa

HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa on Friday night gave a tub-thumping sermon in Mt Hampden, encouraging the country to move towards adopting its own currency rather than taking solace in either the US dollar or the bond notes.

This comes as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has revealed that $50 million worth of bond notes will go into circulation by the end of the year as part of strategies to curb the crippling shortage of the US dollar.

The country’s economy has been on a downward spiral owing to mismanagement by President Robert Mugabe’s government and the situation has reached debilitating levels with the capital Harare, being rocked by a series of violent protests between the police and protestors who want the nonagenarian to leave office.

“We have to have our own local blessing . . . someone asked me about the introduction of bond notes but I believe in our own currency . . . the US  dollar life is good yes, but we cannot say God has blessed you as a nation until you have your own currency . . . that is the blessing of God . . . we have to have our own currency,” Makandiwa said.

Previously, Makandiwa has also delivered a prophecy about the Zimbabwe cash shortages in 2011.

The charismatic preacher, who commands a strong following in the country, told the thousands of people who were gathered in Mt Hampden that God had told him to change the venue for the Judgement Night 4 conference soon after last year’s edition.

“ . . . God showed me all this . . . we knew this was going to happen, soon after Judgement Night 3 we had a meeting . . . a looking back meeting . . .we set this date August 26, and God told me you are going to do it in the midst of a mist . . . I saw tears, people were crying and He said to me change the venue, go far away from the mist.

“I knew this before Judgement Night 3... there is smoke everywhere but there is a blessing in this place, the blessing upon this nation is about to manifest,” Makandiwa said.

The previous three editions of the Judgment Night sermons, which have seen record crowds thronging the giant National Sports Stadium in Harare, was shifted to the church’s headquarters in Mt Hampden some 18km out of the capital city.

Comments (38)

It is very unfortunate when pastors talk about the need for a local/national currency when professionals and academics in economics, finance, business and international strategy are quiet. It only shows how strong the worship of the white man is in Zimbabwe. The other day I watched in disbelief, a video of some activist lady give a lecture on bond notes to the RBZ Governor. Under these circumstances it only makes sense that the economy should grind to a halt, Mugabe rule until Zimbabweans learn to worship the true God. God is not white. Jesus was never white.

ADF - 28 August 2016

You are right Emmanuel . the government must Bring back the Zimbabwe dollar as soon as possible.

trevor - 28 August 2016

@truth, ADF, trevor ...well. evil has no colour and is no preserve of any grouping. Let's see how long the tug-of-war persists. Simple logic dictates that problems are firstly acknowledged, then steps to solve them identified and implemented. For a long time Zanu PF has relied on threats of violence, implemnting it on many fronts including bombing newspapers, cutting people's arms and mouths, burning huts etc. It has not worked. Now the most "powerful" are afraid of the unarmed citizens. Isn't that funny were it not so sad. The blind, whose eyesight, remains one RGM are in a cul-de-sac. We will get to a stage where uniformed "servants of the people" will find very difficult to exist alongside their "enemies" whom they are supposed to be serving.....hardly an exciting opportunity for anyone with a functional brain.

Sagitarr - 28 August 2016

This guy seems skilled at ripping off poor people to fund his church and lifestyle, but does he no anything about national or global economics. I think not.

david taylor - 28 August 2016

Makandiwa, you were notified in the press that zanu was after you. Suddenly you changed to oving bond notes, which are a counterfeit currency. You then ask for a return of the zim dollar. Have you forgotten history? Do you speak for God or for your safety because no true prophet could die of old age. If you want to be a prophet you must speak truth and suffer for it.

steve blomefield - 29 August 2016

this man need to revisit what he said in the past,,,he keeps changing sides,,is this true prophecy or not.he doesn't have any clue what is going on ,he must just shut up and focus on milking people.i have strong doubts if he is GOD's annointed.

gidza - 29 August 2016

prophecy: i see a female ''congregant'' pressing rape charges alleging that she was raped by prophet in 2009! makandiwa you beta have 2k to 5k handy in case you nid to apply for bail.

SaManyika Chaiye - 29 August 2016

Makandiwa kah nxaaa.

cde zvavharwa - 29 August 2016

Makandiwa , have run out of spiritual message instead of telling us how to solve the current issue , thats why we have economist & finance people .Tiudze kuti ma civil issues aya anopera sei ??

bvuma - 29 August 2016

Let it be clear that Makandiwa is a man of the cloth. He is touched by the plight of the congregants who may include the military and the police and the general population. We should know that when people are socially and economically poor they suffer all sort of challenges which may accidentally affect their spiritual well being which then became a concern for Makandiwa. However Makandiwa should target the issue from a spiritual sense going back to physical. People of Zimbabwe are suffering not because there is no cash. They are suffering because there are no demand and supply of products which creates employment and then cash. cash without products is inflationary. Makandiwa must face the rude facts that why is Zimbabwe where it is now politically, socially, economically. There is much political risk posed by ZANU PF which Makandiwa happens to be a member of. As such Makandiwa by stating need for own currency shows his support for bond coins, bond notes which is the call made by Mugabe, ZANU PF etc. ZANU PF wants all its memebers at some point to tore the line, supporting it, hence makandiwa is just following his master.

amina - 29 August 2016

Let it be clear that Makandiwa is a man of the cloth. He is touched by the plight of the congregants who may include the military and the police and the general population. We should know that when people are socially and economically poor they suffer all sort of challenges which may accidentally affect their spiritual well being which then became a concern for Makandiwa. However Makandiwa should target the issue from a spiritual sense going back to physical. People of Zimbabwe are suffering not because there is no cash. They are suffering because there are no demand and supply of products which creates employment and then cash. cash without products is inflationary. Makandiwa must face the rude facts that why is Zimbabwe where it is now politically, socially, economically.

amina - 29 August 2016

Kuwawata kunoita vanhu soo,Prophet Makandiwa did not say we need our own currency tomorrow,its a process of economic recovery and improvement.Every country need to have its own currency isint that normal...Zimboz to quick to say trush everytime.You believe newspapers more than even God ,what a generation of vipers.I was there when he spoke about poverty in the country ,he was saying our valuable currency will be back to us ,not bond notes ,No no no no.Im not used to reply nonsense but at times people get out of hand.

Citizen - 29 August 2016

This guy should just shut up if he doesn't know anything about economics and people's savings. Asi he has become the mouthpiece for ZANU PF policy?

Game of Thrones - 29 August 2016

Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be estanlished and belive His prophets and you shall prosper. Our Own currency is Zim$ NOT BOND NOTES

Tawanda - 29 August 2016

Dear Alwyn. Thank you very much for capturing this prophecy correctly. At no point did Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa endorse bond notes. He endorsed Zimbabwe having its own currency and he did not give a timeline. The so-called learned who want to hear from economists can't even comprehend that. and by the way, I hope the masses who are rallying behind maintaining the USD know that the currency is going to be withdrawn from our economy out of the blue! We need to wake up and stop laying our frustrations on the wrong people!

Nellie - 29 August 2016

How some fools end up saying Prophet Makandiwa is a Zanu pf apologist is just surprising, I was there he never supported the idea of bond notes.People like GIDZA who think the prophet is milking people's money need urgent medical attention

Douglas - 29 August 2016

makandiwa is not a prophet of any sort.... a prophet is a mouthpiece of God.. what message does he have to this generation............. .........false prophet.......

Tich - 29 August 2016

thIS IS NOT A PROPHECY THE GUY IS JUST GIVING A SUGGESTION.DONT SHOUT AT HIM YOU CAN ALSO GIVE YOUR OWN

onard - 29 August 2016

Prophet Makandiwa is a true man of God he prophecyd everything before they happened. HE even gave conditions to the prophecy. There is no nation that doesnt have a man who hears from God even in the bible kings were ordained by prophets, kings went to the prophets to enquire. we are fortunate enough to have such a man in our own country. the moment we strt listening to this man even our economy will change..if Zim cld only listen for once yopu will see how our country will change... its only after we appreciate the Man God gave us that he starts to open closed gates. weather Zimbabwe accepts this or not just like Moses was sent to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt so is Prophet E Makandiwa, He was sent to deliver the children of Zimbabwe from exile....

pee - 29 August 2016

i thought there was a difference between bond notes and currency. By the way if your economists are that good why don't they provide panacea to the current crisis

Papa P - 29 August 2016

Makandiwa has obviously stashed away enough US$ to sustain him for the resst of his life. Now he is seeking political favour by supporting the return of the local currency. Which fool does not know that a country needs its own currency? obviously his following of brainwashed and greed driven patriots will defend him to the hilt without even pausing to evaluate the underlying meanings

Mabvochobvocho - 29 August 2016

Bring back the Zim Dollar, yes, ONLY AFTER MUGABE AND THE ZANUPF THIEVES are no longer running Zimbabwe.

Sekuru Ndoronga - 29 August 2016

You are very right Prophet Makandiwa,Zimbabwe needs its own currency.What you have only omitted intentionally or unintentionally is only after the current regime is booted out.Besides that it will be a very tormenting experiment whose scars will be difficult to douse.Once bitten twice shy.

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 August 2016

You are very right Prophet Makandiwa,Zimbabwe needs its own currency.What you have only omitted intentionally or unintentionally is only after the current regime is booted out.Besides that it will be a very tormenting experiment whose scars will be difficult to douse.Once bitten twice shy.

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 August 2016

Only God knows people who are true to Him,for people like pee to tell us that Makandiwa is a true man of God is neither here nor there.Everyone is a man of God because we were all created in His Image but those who worship Him in truth and spirit ,only and ONLY God knows,not you pee.You know noting about that.Your knowledge about Mkandiwa smacks of fanaticism and blind following.Read the bible well pee

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 August 2016

Only God knows people who are true to Him,for people like pee to tell us that Makandiwa is a true man of God is neither here nor there.Everyone is a man of God because we were all created in His Image but those who worship Him in truth and spirit ,only and ONLY God knows,not you pee.You know noting about that.Your knowledge about Mkandiwa smacks of fanaticism and blind following.Read the bible well pee

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 August 2016

Prophet Makandiwa gave this statement as an overview of what is expected or desired by any country. This is a spiritual person and what he says comes to pass to the betterment of the Nation. When a person says Prophet E Makandiwa is a true Man of God its not a claim that he is the only true Man of God. This only signifies that he is a cut above the rest.

George - 29 August 2016

New fiat currency for a country with a bad economy is just like spraying cologne/ perfume on a messed up n stinky baby..... Currency haisiriyo dambudziko mkoma! ........ Muri kurashika papi machinda????

Dhewa - 29 August 2016

It is only God who knows true prophets then it follows that it is only Him (God), who knows fake ones. It is amazing how one chooses to point out that people should not call Prophet Makandiwa a prophet ignoring those who are calling him all sorts of names. It is clear that you are driven by hatred. makambonyanyo itweiko? Prophet Makandiwa havana chekuita nezvirikuitika

Papa P - 30 August 2016

vane mbinjiri dzecash ava. thats where their worries are centred day and night. nada kutaura zvesalvation...inongova nyaya yemari chete chete.

Rulph - 30 August 2016

a generation which believes in newspapers more than the prophet,ini hapana zvamungambondiita prophet makandiwa is my papa and he is a serial senior seer(prophet).weather you like it or not kunongozara despite the harsh weather,zveduzvirikufaya nemakomborero arikubva kudenga through prophet Makandiwa. wangu svora zvako kurikuzara ende judgement night 5 ikutononoka.ungatidini hapana zvaungambotiita,love you papa

cmasenda - 30 August 2016

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: IT IS EASY TO TEST A PROPHET. 1. LET US ATTEND PROPHET MAKANDIWA'S CHURCH, LISTEN AND WRITE DOWN ALL PROPHECIES HE GIVES, AND LET US WAIT FOR THEIR FULFILLMENT. IF THEY ARE NOT FULFILLED, THEN HE IS NOT A TRUE PROPHET. 2. LET US OBSERVE HIS LIFE STYLE, MAINLY HIS MARRIAGE LIFE, IF IT GOES AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD, THEN LET US DROP HIM AS A PROPHET. 3. IN ZIMBABWE, AS OF THE MOMENT, PROPHECIES WITH POLITICAL INFERENCES ARE QUITE SENSITIVE, BUT A TRUE PROPHET WILL NOT FEAR MAN. IF HE DISPLAYS NO FEAR OF POLITICIANS, NOT TAKING ANY SIDE, THEN HE IS A TRUE PROPHET. 4. IN CONCLUSION, IF HE STAGES HIS PROPHECIES AS SOME SAY HE DOES, LET'S APPROACH HIM ON SUNDAYS AND TUESDAYS DURING HIS SERVICES, ASK HIM TO PROPHECY ABOUT OUR LIVES WHICH WE KNOW. LET US NOT GIVE HIM ANY CLUE OR POINTER OF ANY NATURE. THEN PLEASE LET US GIVE A FEEDBACK, THE WORLD WANTS TO KNOW TRUE PROPHETS. TZ

TZ - 30 August 2016

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: IT IS EASY TO TEST A PROPHET. 1. LET US ATTEND PROPHET MAKANDIWA'S CHURCH, LISTEN AND WRITE DOWN ALL PROPHECIES HE GIVES, AND LET US WAIT FOR THEIR FULFILLMENT. IF THEY ARE NOT FULFILLED, THEN HE IS NOT A TRUE PROPHET. 2. LET US OBSERVE HIS LIFE STYLE, MAINLY HIS MARRIAGE LIFE, IF IT GOES AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD, THEN LET US DROP HIM AS A PROPHET. 3. IN ZIMBABWE, AS OF THE MOMENT, PROPHECIES WITH POLITICAL INFERENCES ARE QUITE SENSITIVE, BUT A TRUE PROPHET WILL NOT FEAR MAN. IF HE DISPLAYS NO FEAR OF POLITICIANS, NOT TAKING ANY SIDE, THEN HE IS A TRUE PROPHET. 4. IN CONCLUSION, IF HE STAGES HIS PROPHECIES AS SOME SAY HE DOES, LET'S APPROACH HIM ON SUNDAYS AND TUESDAYS DURING HIS SERVICES, ASK HIM TO PROPHECY ABOUT OUR LIVES WHICH WE KNOW. LET US NOT GIVE HIM ANY CLUE OR POINTER OF ANY NATURE. THEN PLEASE LET US GIVE A FEEDBACK, THE WORLD WANTS TO KNOW TRUE PROPHETS. TZ

TZ - 30 August 2016

Its unfortunate that instead of seeking audience with the Prophet of God so that He can guide us, we attack his person and the prophecy!! Its unfortunate that Prophets are never acknowledged in their own land. This is not new, even Jesus Christ the Son of a Carpenter was despised, yet he carried all the answers!! Zimbabweans need to wake up and respect the voice that God has sent in the land. Now back to the issue- I attended Judgement Night 4, and I would like to say that Prophet Makandiwa never endorsed bond notes. Instead he spoke at length about poverty and the true blessing of God, of which currency is a key issue in this jigsaw puzzle. Prophet mentioned that a true blessing is evident when locals have their own, the Zimbabwe currency. Let's all remember that bond notes have never been a local currency, but just a stopgap measure. Zimbabwe is truly blessed with natural resources and minerals and as such the need to manage these properly to benefit local people and economies. In conclusion I would like to say let not provoke the voice of God. Lets pray for our Prophets for God to pour more over them. Unless God reveals certain issues to his servants, the Prophets, he will not do anything. Long live Prophet Makandiwa. May you live to witness the fruits of your calling----delivering people from from the shackles of poverty. Salute you!!!

Ola - 30 August 2016

Apa Makandiwa warasika

Hungwe - 31 August 2016

Yes prophet of the Most High God. Amen n Amen

christars - 31 August 2016

Zimbabweans lets open our eyes and see,the word of GOD says "COME LET US REASON TOGETHER"remember when Israel cried unto the Lord,God gave their solution to Moses and they even criticized and attacked their solution.Imagine it was an economic issue but GOD gave them a Man of GOD,Moses and the moment the Israelites listerne d to Moses that when they come out of the problem.Exodus 3:9 Now therefore behold the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me:and i have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.10. Come now therefore and i will send thee unto Pharaoh,but thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt?11. And Moses said who am I ,that i should go unto Pharaoh,and that i should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt.Read the bible well all economic issues were finally addressed by the Prophets.Lets not just enjoy attacking our Prophets and Pastors our solutions are packaged in them.

Dakarai - 31 August 2016

Zimbabweans lets open our eyes and see,the word of GOD says "COME LET US REASON TOGETHER"remember when Israel cried unto the Lord,God gave their solution to Moses and they even criticized and attacked their solution.Imagine it was an economic issue but GOD gave them a Man of GOD,Moses and the moment the Israelites listerne d to Moses that when they come out of the problem.Exodus 3:9 Now therefore behold the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me:and i have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.10. Come now therefore and i will send thee unto Pharaoh,but thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt?11. And Moses said who am I ,that i should go unto Pharaoh,and that i should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt.Read the bible well all economic issues were finally addressed by the Prophets.Lets not just enjoy attacking our Prophets and Pastors our solutions are packaged in them.

Dakarai - 31 August 2016

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