President Robert Mugabe at the weekend while burying his nephew Takudzwa Wesley Goronga in Marondera blasted mushrooming churches which he described as being led by some ‘fly by night’ pastors who are robbing desperate people of their hard earned churches.
Mugabe’s comments followed an over 35 000 crowed which was pulled by the head of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries Walter Magaya, at his traditional Waterfalls venue in Harare two weeks ago.
There are several such churches which have mashroomed throughout the country chief amoung them United Family International Church led by prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and Spirit Embassy headed by prophet Uebert Angels.ee
These churches have been, however, criticized for being elitists and rob desperate followers of their money through giving prophecies of success in life to those who would have either bought anointing oil and other items they will be selling during the time they will be preaching.
Angels boasts of his wealth whenever he addresses his congregates, last year at the Midlands State University in Gweru the youthful prophet splashed thousands of dollars to students and claimed that he had some properties in Britain and America.
“We are aware of these fly by night pastors whose churches are bent on fundraising instead of preaching the gospel and looking after the spiritual needs of the people,”said President Robert Mugabe, “The President said pastors were supposed to unite families ‘and spiritual nourishment and truthful honest spiritual leaders’ who are different from some ‘fly by night’ pastors who have mushroomed.”
Mugabe’s attacks on the churches also followed a prophecy by United Family International Church leader prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa which was also backed by prophet Magaya last month that mass protests would result in bloodshed.
The prophecy came at a time the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the civil society had announced that they were going to stage nationwide protests against government forcing it to improve the state of the country’s economy.
Mugabe said the death of his nephew was a ‘mystery’ and accused foreign schools of exposing to the use of ‘some negative habits such as doing drugs’.
The late Takudzwa was a final year student at Monash University in South Africa and was found dead in a wardrobe in his room at the institution after he had gone missing for almost a week.
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