Prophet Makandiwa – All You need to know about Emmanuel Makandiwa
Prophet Makandiwa who goes by the full name Emmanuel Makandiwa is a popular religious leader who founded an interdenominational church in 2008. The Church later became a fully functional church in 2010.
Emmanuel Makandiwa was born Shingirai Chirume on 25th December 1977 to Lilian Makandiwa. He grew up in Muzarabani. His parents were elders in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe Church in Muzarabani. He went to Zengeza High School in Chitungwiza for his secondary education.
Prophet Makandiwa was a pastor in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM) Church. Makandiwa has been in the media for his miracles which have been described as controversial.
Splitting From The Old In Not Always Easy
Makandiwa was reported to have devoted much of his time to his newly formed inter-denominational church neglecting his duties at his Chitungwiza assembly. Those in the executive interim of AFM gave Makandiwa two options; either to remain with AFM or to be with UFIC. He chose to be with UFIC. In 2010, Makandiwa changed his church to United Family International Church.
In February 2014 a group of pastors from Ghana accused Makandiwa of using charms to perform his miracles. Leo Mugabe also allegedly supported these prophets saying that Makandiwa failed to heal his mother, Bridget Mugabe who spent about 4 years in a comma. This made some people to begin questioning the authenticity of Makandiwa’s healing powers. Another South African prophet claimed that Makandiwa and Uebert Angel received ritual charms from their spiritual father Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng who hails from Ghana.
Apart from being a “Prophet”, Makandiwa is also a businessman.