Thousands of  United Families International Church followers are flocking at this moment to Bulawayo’s Amphitheatre to bid farewell to their late pastor.

The pastor, identified as Albert Mpofu and said to be very close to Emmanuel Makandiwa, died in a car crush in Zvishavane on Saturday.

The crush that shocked Makandiwa’s followers occurred at Mandamabwe Growth point along the Masvingo-Zvishavane Road.

A church member claimed Mpofu was speeding, as his classy blue E230 Mercedes Benz burst a front tire before veering off the road and hit a tree. “We hear that he [Mpofu] was speeding and far ahead of his escort…he could have survived had he not been far off from other cars,” said a church member.

A church service will be held at 2 pm and prophet Makandiwa is expected to address mourners.