Hundreds of people on Friday afternoon thronged Warren Hills Cemetery in Harare to bid farewell to prominent evangelist and Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) pastor, Phanuel Dzangare Chiweshe (65), who died last Tuesday following kidney failure.
Speaking at the burial, AFM Zimbabwe president Aspher Madzire described the late Chiweshe as a true hero and spiritual father who ministered to all kinds of people and preached the true gospel.
“If we are his children, then let us preach the true gospel. He preached the true gospel of the Cross because without it you cannot do anything. Although he had his biological children, he also had many spiritual children. He preached to police officers and magistrates, among others, and there was no corruption in his gospel,” Madzire said.
Madzire told the mourners, who included United Families International founder Pastor Emmaneul Makandiwa, that Chiweshe was “a true prophet” and apostle who saw into the future but did not regard himself highly, despite the many churches that he planted.
On Thursday, Chiweshe’s body was taken to his home in Concession where it lay in state and a funeral service was held on Friday morning at the AFM Mt Carmel Assembly in Chitungwiza, where he was the resident pastor, before Friday’s burial.