Last week, on Friday to be precise, NewsDay carried a story: Uebert Angel distances self from Zanu PF.
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And he also distanced himself from his original name Mudzanire in a complaint to the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) against NewsDay for publishing a story entitled: I am Zanu PF — Uebert Angel declares in which he was allegedly quoted in Marondera — celebrating President Robert Mugabe’s birthday — uttering words to the effect that he is Zanu PF’s son.
Prophet Angel was also irked with a follow-up story by the same paper quoting readers who were castigating the church founder and leader for the alleged allegiance to the ruling party.
Part of the letter from VMCZ to NewsDay reads: “The VMCZ media complaints committee has received a complaint from Pastor Uebert Angel over two stories carried by the NewsDay on 24 and 25 February 2014 respectively headlined: I am ZanuPF – Uebert Angel declares and Uebert Angel torches storm.
“The complainant says that the news stories are malicious and incorrect. Mr Angel is also aggrieved by the usage of the name Mudzanire that he says has been officially changed to Angel and whose usage he states is illegal as it is not found on his particulars.”
Predictably, Prophet Angel has the right to be angry because the name Mudzanire evokes in many memories of his roots that are deeply embedded in a small rural district of a Third World country called Zimbabwe in Zaka, Masvingo province, while the name Uebert Angel, in tandem with his current status as the founder and leader of a church with an international following, sounds cherubic.
The name, as Prophet Angel, in his righteous indignation points out, should never have been referred to by NewsDay. We must understand that unlike Uebert Mudzanire, Prophet Uebert Angel is an anointed man.
So there is nothing wrong with Prophet Uebert Angel attending Mugabe’s birthday bash in Marondera that gobbled millions while flood victims were drowning in tears of sorrow hoping for financial and spiritual assistance including prayer.
Yes, he had the right to be merrymaking with the Head of State because he is an anointed man.
Prophet Angel was recorded at the bash as having said he was born to a Zanu PF father (If it was citizenship he would have been claiming Zanu PF citizenship by natural descent). Yes, why not claim to have that natural relationship when the charismatic prophet is an anointed man?
The fact that many in Zanu PF need prayer so that they are delivered from their excesses that are largely responsible for the downfall of the economy should not be held against the charismatic church leader who decided to publicly join them, not in prayer for their lost souls, but in merrymaking, for we are talking about an anointed man.
There should never have been a furore over what Prophet Angel purportedly said in these words:
“Critics will be there and stories will be written (that) Angel has been swallowed by Zanu PF as if they know where I was before. I was born to a Zanu PF father and we had a sister who campaigned for MDC, but we never fired her from home.”
Notice the last phrase: “. . . we never fired her from home.” It shows that Prophet Angel is an honourable man who participated in not firing his sister from home for not being Zanu PF. This is expected because Prophet Angel is an anointed man.
We have seen that those in Zanu PF are materialistic, judging by their zeal to acquire personal wealth. We should also remember that Prophet Angel’s most known miracles are centred on the creation of material wealth as symbolised by “miracle money”. Yes, we understand that those in Zanu PF are clear in their doings — they pursue mammon and mammon only.
But Prophet Angel, contrary to what Jesus believed and taught, (we can safely observe) seems to be able to serve both mammon and God in equal measure because he is an anointed man. The man of the cloth has said several times that he is a businessman of repute and he wears expensive designer suits to reinforce that.
There should be nothing wrong really with the man of the cloth allegedly boasting that he was born in a Zanu PF family and that critics of his attempt to mix politics with the Word can say whatever they want. And in equal measure, there is nothing wrong with him retreating from those very words when he feels the heat of the backlash, for Prophet Angel is an anointed man.
So the man of the cloth should be left alone because he was anointed by God. Everything he does, we can safely conclude, is directed from above for he has that privilege because he is an anointed man.