Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder Prophet Walter Magaya all-night prayer dubbed the night of “turn around”, held in Waterfalls last Friday drew over 300 000 people from Zimbabwe and across the region making it one of the biggest crowds ever witnessed in the country
Thousands of people filled the chairs provided at the open air spaces at the event, with people occupying the areas between Waterfalls Falls then across Mukuvisi to Highfield.The Gorindemabwe Frontier voted Magaya as the country’s most influential person under the age of 40 for 2014.
Magaya’s all night service was also a blessing to vendors as it brought with it brisk business for the locals, who were selling foodstuffs, while transport operators smiled all night. They went back and forth ferrying thousands of people.
Speaking to the press before his much anticipated preaching, Magaya, said he was amazed at the large crowd.“I have never seen anything like this. Last year we only had a gathering of 5 000 people but just look at the crowd now,” he said.
Magaya said the work of the Almighty had made the all night prayer a success.
“I understand there are people from as far as Australia, United Kingdom, it’s all so humbling for me. People are hungry for the word,” he said shaking his head while his eyes swept the crowd.expecting such a huge crowd.
Many miracles kept happening, as demons manifested in his presence throughout the night. The lame were walking, as they could be seen raising their clutches. Magaya later read from the book of Esther 7 verse 10. Several prominent artistes and some government officials also graced the all night. Some of the notable figures that attended the event were Zanu PF politburo member Tendai Savanhu and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority boss Karikoga Kaseke. Chimurenga musician Bryn Mteki was also part of the congregation.
Dancehall musician Obey Makamure aka Tocky Vibes, surprised many as they substituted their secular lyricsto suit the church message.
Gospel artistes Sebastian Magacha, Mathias Mhere,Agatha Murudzwa and South African’s Benjamin Dube, performed at the event.
The State-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation was beaming the event live