Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono has challenged Spirit Embassy founder Prophet Uebert Angel to start farming and mining projects to empower his church members, instead of resorting to the “miracle money” stints.
Gono said Angel could approach Youth, Economic Empowerment and Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to access loans from a government fund.
In an interview with NewsDay, Gono said Kasukuwere’s projects were at least controlled by authorities unlike the so-called miracle money.
The central bank chief ordered Angel to stop his alleged miracles where members of his church reportedly found themselves with “miracle” cash in their pockets during prayer sessions.
RBZ Governor said such actions amounted to money laundering.
Gono dimissed Angel’s utterances that his miracle money could not be used to pay the government’s debts. “We need money to directly feed multitudes who cannot feed themselves in the provinces, towns and cities . . . for cancer patients . . . school fees for parents who cannot afford basics . . . for flood and road accident victims . . . They could all do with some help directly and not even through a government office if governments and central banks do not qualify to ‘touch the money because they are thieves or have mismanaged the Zimbabwean economy’ as alleged by the man of God,” Gono added.
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