Pentecostal prophets including United Family International Church (UFIC), founder Emmanuel Makandiwa prayed for President Robert Mugabe’s sister Bridget Mugabe but her health continued to deteriorate.
Leo, who is President Mugabe’s nephew, told mourners at the burial of Bridget that he had begged a number of prophets to pray for Bridget, but nothing changed.
“I had to take responsibility. Makandiwa came to the hospital and all these prophets that you talk about every-day, I took them to pray for her in the hope that maybe God might perform a miracle and she would be well again.
“There is none among them who I did not,” Leo said.
Bridget died at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare Sunday after spending close to four years on a life-supporting machine.
Makandiwa always sends tongues wagging with his “miraculous deeds.” Makandiwa has consistently told his followers to brace for more miracles declaring “people with disabilities will be healed, bald heads will grow hair while those who lost their teeth will develop new ones.”
He normally quotes from the Book of Jeremiah 33v3 which reads: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Last year Makandiwa said the miracles were meant for people who doubted his ability to perform supernatural wonders.
Recently one of Makandiwa’s top aides claimed that the prophet is “waiting for a few instructions from God” to begin raising people from the dead.
“In fact he (Makandiwa) said he is waiting for instructions from God to do it publicly as he has done it before,” said Makandiwa’s spokesperson Prime Kufa.
Early last year Makandiwa, exasperated by criticism of “his miracles”, allegedly dared doubting Thomases to a “sprint” on Lake Kariba.
Meanwhile Spirit Embassy Church co-founder, Prophetess Beverly Angel, wife to flamboyant and charismatic prophet, Uebert Angel last year claimed that her church raised 24 people from the dead.
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