‘More than prophecy needed to revive economy’

ECONOMISTS have described the recent prophecy by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa that Zimbabwe’s economy was going to boom as “reassuring”, but said the country needed the right investor policies to influence economic growth and not miracles.

VENERANDA LANGA

Speaking at the United Family International Church’s Judgment Night 2 event on Saturday, Makandiwa prophesied a major economic breakthrough for Zimbabwe.

He said Zimbabweans should start preparing for the good times where industry would produce at maximum capacity.

“Industries shall begin to run again.  I see production.  You shall remember these words,” said Makandiwa.

“You will be able to move around the city and be able to do your shopping even during the night.”
But Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president Charles Msipa said it was going to take more than prayer to revive the country’s comatose economy.

“Those are comforting words that show the desire by Zimbabweans to see industrial revival and I do believe there is hope for industry, but I also believe it will take more than prayer to revive our industry,” Msipa said.

He added: “There are no quick or miracle fixes to our economic situation and Prophet Makandiwa’s words are music to my ears and I believe if the private sector, public sector and policymakers were to take concerted action and collaborative measures to turn around the economy, problems bedevilling our industry will be resolved.”

Msipa said there was a lot of hard work that was needed to be done such as formulating the right policy environment, attracting capital inflows, as well as restoration of agricultural production which used to feed the manufacturing sector with inputs.

“We are de-industrialised because of obsolete plant and machinery, manufacturers lack access to affordable capital and funding and there is lack of finance due to low foreign direct investment since 2009 when we dollarised,” he said. “Infrastructural deficits and erratic power and water supplies have affected the cost of manufacturing operations.”
The CZI boss said if the country focused on ensuring that all those factors were improved, then the prophecy would come true.

MDC-T shadow minister for Industry and Commerce Tapiwa Mashakada said while he had no capacity to contest “divine” pronouncements, he believed that the country needed capital inflows, machinery and new  technologies to resuscitate the economy. “There is need for protracted policy shifts to ensure industry starts to improve,” said Mashakada.

“We need to knock down industry into smaller units and merge the informal sector with bigger industries focused on consumer products, especially food manufacturing.  Value addition of agro products will be a good start in view of competition from regional markets.”

He said access to lines of credit was also essential, as well as cutting down on huge labour, electricity and transport costs which resulted in the hike in prices of finished products. “We need a huge policy shift.  President Robert Mugabe said there was need to attract investors, but as long as the indigenisation policy exists, there is a living elephant in the room. There are laws which need to be changed to attract investment,” he said.

Independent economist Eric Bloch said there was need to craft laws that promote foreign direct investment to ensure the resuscitation of the economy.

“Certainly prayer can help turn around industry, but we have to help it to help by ensuring that there is money to resuscitate industry,” said Bloch.

“The problem is that there is no money in Zimbabwe to fund industries and so we need foreign direct investment.  The Ministry of Finance should look at tax legislation and create export incentives. Despite dealing with the monetary constraints, we have to also upgrade Zesa and make electricity supplies reliable so that industry can grow.”

Job Sikhala, who recently re-joined the MDC-T, said modern economies have never been run on the basis of prophecies, but on the platform of modern thoughts and ideas.

“The industry that needs modern technology and operations based on production and export of products in world markets does not need prophecies,” said Sikhala. “The economy operating in a corruption free-environment which promotes production against consumerism and plunder doesn’t need Makandiwa to prophesy its booming.”

According to a report on trade competitiveness by the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit Africa Region (2014), the manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe had stagnated well before the crisis of the past decade.

“Its decline started in 1996.  The main supply obstacles include lack of finance, obsolete machinery and equipment and the unavailability of inputs of production,” read the report. “The main impediments to increasing output are not lack of foreign demand or knowledge about foreign markets, but unavailability of inputs, obsolete machinery and poor electricity supply.”

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83 Comments

  1. The man of God was summarising what will happen. The how part will involve a lot of inputs- capital investment including credit lines, machinery, ZESA issues and many other factors mentioned by Messrs Msipa, Mashakada and Block. Job Sikhala, do not try to gain popularity by playing politics with God or His servants. You can do that with Mr Tsvangirai (going back and forth) or your attacks on Pres Mugabe. That is intra and inter-party politics you’ve been and are still playing, but kwawakuda kuenda uko unotsva. Read your Bible about the Samarian king’s officer who treated the prophecy of Elisha with contempt. Usadaro iwewe. Ndapedza hangu.

    1. I wonder if the Industry bosses commenting understand how devine things work. They simply need Jesus to comprehend prophecy. They can work hard for nothing as long as they do not appreciate the hand of God. Its God who also give people the spirit of hardwork and accomplishment. My prayer is that they will remain doing their carnal stuff and we his servants will be prospered by God and arise and build our nation Neh 2:20

      1. What a load of bull

    2. Onesimus Gweshe

      2Ki 7:1 Elisha answered, “I have a message for you. The LORD promises that tomorrow here in Samaria, you will be able to buy a large sack of flour or two large sacks of barley for almost nothing.”
      2Ki 7:2 The chief officer there with the king replied, “I don’t believe it! Even if the LORD sent a rainstorm, it couldn’t produce that much grain by tomorrow.” “You will see it happen, but you won’t eat any of the food,” Elisha warned him.
      2Ki 7:3 About the same time, four men with leprosy were just outside the gate of Samaria. They said to each other, “Why should we sit here, waiting to die?
      2Ki 7:4 There’s nothing to eat in the city, so we would starve if we went inside. But if we stay out here, we will die for sure. Let’s sneak over to the Syrian army camp and surrender. They might kill us, but they might not.”
      2Ki 7:5 That evening the four men got up and left for the Syrian camp. As they walked toward the camp, the Lord caused the Syrian troops to hear what sounded like the roar of a huge cavalry. The soldiers said to each other, “Listen! The king of Israel must have hired Hittite and Egyptian troops to attack us. Let’s get out of here!” So they ran out of their camp that night, leaving their tents and horses and donkeys. When the four men with leprosy reached the edge of the Syrian camp, no one was there. They walked into one of the tents, where they ate and drank, before carrying off clothes, as well as silver and gold. They hid all this, then walked into another tent; they took what they wanted and hid it too.
      2Ki 7:6 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:7 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:8 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:9 They said to each other, “This isn’t right. Today is a day to celebrate, and we haven’t told anyone else what has happened. If we wait until morning, we will be punished. Let’s go to the king’s palace right now and tell the good news.”
      2Ki 7:10 They went back to Samaria and shouted up to the guards at the gate, “We’ve just come from the Syrian army camp, and all the soldiers are gone! The tents are empty, and the horses and donkeys are still tied up. We didn’t see or hear anybody.”
      2Ki 7:11 The guards reported the news to the king’s palace.
      2Ki 7:12 The king got out of bed and said to his officers, “I know what those Syrians are doing. They know we’re starving, so they’re hiding in the fields, hoping we will go out to look for food. When we do, they can capture us and take over our city.”
      2Ki 7:13 One of his officers replied, “We have a few horses left–why don’t we let some men take five of them and go to the Syrian camp and see what’s happening? We’re going to die anyway like those who have already died.”
      2Ki 7:14 They found two chariots, and the king commanded the men to find out what had happened to the Syrian troops.
      2Ki 7:15 The men rode as far as the Jordan River. All along the way they saw clothes and equipment that the Syrians had thrown away as they escaped. Then they went back to the king and told him what they had seen.
      2Ki 7:16 At once the people went to the Syrian camp and carried off what was left. They took so much that a large sack of flour and two large sacks of barley sold for almost nothing, just as the LORD had promised.
      2Ki 7:17 The king of Israel had put his chief officer in charge of the gate, but he died when the people trampled him as they rushed out of the city.
      2Ki 7:18 Earlier, when the king was at Elisha’s house, Elisha had told him that flour or barley would sell for almost nothing.
      2Ki 7:19 But the officer refused to believe that even the LORD could do that. So Elisha warned him that he would see it happen, but would not eat any of the food.
      2Ki 7:20 And that’s exactly what happened–the officer was trampled to death.

    3. “The gospel of prosperity has become the focus of many preachers in Zimbabwe, but I must tell you that it is for fools and idiots and is a mockery of Jesus’ resurrection.” said Cox.

      Andre Cox is the Salvation Army International Commander

      1. a Prophet should be relevant to his congregants, right now the biggest challenge we face is that of the economy, and I don’t see the reason why the Prophet shouldn’t address such issues! We were sick and tired of Pastors who acted as though they lived in other worlds, they were not relevant to our present circumstances. Good thing is that no one is forced to become a member of Prophet’s church, so you stay where there is no prosperity gospel, and I’ll stay where issues affecting my day to day life are addressed.

    4. I do not see any difference between Makandiwa’s utterings and those made by his fellow n’ganga who prophesied of desiel trickling down some Chinoi rocks straight into our car tanks. Anyway he is just stating the obvious. I can forsee war in Somalia coming to an end

  2. Ehoi. Kana iri iyo yamunoti prophecy aiwa kubva zvakanaka. Tinotenda, kotindatii.

    1. @kikiki
      Someone much greater than you was told ages past “You shall see of it but shall eat of it.”
      Do not treat prophecies with contempt. #friendlyadvice

      1. @S’hamba
        In history when I did O’Level we had a topic on American history which said, “Boom, Depression and Recovery” on all these occasions no prophet was ever mentioned or needed not that America was not a land of unbelievers but practical people. So you see, it happened before it will happen again (whether now or forever BUT it will happen) with or without prophets!

  3. every 1 knows tht once mgbe goes zimbabwe would b a better place.NO prophesy needed here

    1. Libyans were told that once Gadaffi ‘goes’, zviro zvose zvichanaka, same lies told to Tunisians, Egyptians, Iraqis, Afghans, Cote d’Ivoireans, etc. Removing one man from power does not necessarily mean the end to all woes. Kana waObama wakavhara wanhu wachiti wachapedza hondo dzaBush resulting in Americans voting for him, only to escalate the wars he promised to end. Chokwadi ndechino: without a plan, a vision and a leader with integrity and all the good attributes, the sad situation we are in will be worse if we ‘remove’ Mugabi just for the sake of it.

      1. scotv, it was supposed to be but when you leave a power vacuum nothing good will come out. This is the same for Zimbabwe. Mugabe has to appoint a successor now and now so that stability will be ensured else we will be the same as those countries you mention. When you overstay you create many leaders who will be behind time to rule so there will be chaos. Scotv just sit down and ponder what will happen in Zimbabwe if suddenly Mugabe goes now? Whilst he still has some semblence of control let him pick a successor and run with him/her for sometime as he establishes his position so that we don’t have chaos in the country.

        1. Mangwende we Zimbabwe

          A successor now will create more problems than we can consume. We have many outstanding economic and indigenous challenges to address urgently.

      2. I agree with you Scott. Mugabe is not the source of our problems , neither is his departure a solution to them. Our problems are much more complicated than one man and we need to look deep into our selves and see where we come short as a nation. Yes, he is the president and natuarally when pple look for someone to blame, they point at the leader. VekuRwanda vakabvisa president wavo in 1994 and they thought their problems would end but instead they worsened. Let us introspect and we will find the solution, kwete kupanana mhosva. I am sure Mugabe would realy love to preside over a prosperous economy with happy citizens. He is a level headed man, and am very sure would not want to crack his head kuti economy zvayadai ndoita sei? Isu vanhu ndisu tine mhinduro yematambudziko edu.

        1. In a democracy, successors are not handpicked. The last acting pres is a heartbeat away from the presidency as the law dictates. succession is not an issue, never been.

    2. You will see we need more than a person to help us.Till Zimbabwe realise that even if Mugabe is nolonger you still need God then you shall sere that only the people who believe in Jesus and THE WORKS He did will have a better life.

  4. every 1 knows tht once mgbe goes zimbabwe would b a better place.NO prophesy needed here.tell thm sikala

  5. The man of God was summarising what will happen. The how part will involve a lot of inputs- capital investment including credit lines, machinery, ZESA issues and many other factors mentioned by Messrs Msipa, Mashakada and Block. Job Sikhala, do not try to gain popularity by playing politics with God or His servants. You can do that with Mr Tsvangirai (going back and forth) or your attacks on Pres Mugabe. That is intra and inter-party politics you’ve been and are still playing, but kwawakuda kuenda uko unotsva. Read your Bible about the Samarian king’s officer who treated the prophecy of Elisha with contempt. Usadaro iwewe. If you applied half the effort you apply to try and impress in politics to the things of God, you would be untouchable in terms of greatness. Ponder over this when sober, away from the public glare, in your bed. Ndapedza hangu.

  6. I challenge any miracle man to set up a website where miracles and healing are documented, verified with names, locations, dates and other verifiable records posted; for example:

    Mr Nhingi So-and-so was diagnosed with hiv on such a date (include a copy of the original diagnosis from a state registered medical practitioner, include ID of the person concerned and photo), after going to the prophet on this date, the prophet prayed and Mr Nhingi So-and-so was healed instantly of hiv! Here is the current hiv status (a copy of the current diagnosis from a state registered medical practitioner showing no trace of hiv).

    That, to me, is proof of a miracle. Not a dvd with a Mr Nhingi So-and-so saying how he was healed of such and such. I do not wish to offend (apparently, today’s ‘Christians’ are easily offended when one questions the integrity of their flesh and blood leader who is a man just like us and fallen from Grace just like we all have, according to the Word) – I apologize in advance, but without verifiable and undisputed evidence of healing, bank records of miracle cash deposits and actual proof of raining gold seen by other people who are not members of the miracle man’s church, it is all lies to me.

    Ndatenda.

    1. You are right Scot. However, the “Men of God” (con men) will always say that if an HIV positive fellow does not go negative it would as a result of the poor fellow’s little faith. These prophets are accomplished criminals who will always go scot-free on a technicality no matter what. To camouflage their evil deeds they quote some genuine verses from the Bible.

    2. @ Scotv, where else do you expect to get testimonies other than from members of the Prophet’s church? you suggest a website, how different is it from a dvd recording? they are both recordings. If you really are interested in finding out the truth for yourself, just come one sunday to City sports centre, then you can judge for yourself.

  7. And you Newsday guys, your headline says a lot about your understanding of the things of God. When you are saying ‘More than prophecy needed…’ In essence, you are belittling prophecy to be at the same level like your human inputs like money, power (ZESA), machinery etc..
    Prophecy comes from above. Prophecy covers all those inputs mentioned in your article. All those are moved into place by the prophetic.

  8. maeconomists u hev bn here with CZI for quiet a long time giving and drafting so many policies zvikagodii,rega timhanye neprophecy isu

  9. zvisinei we prayed for a better foreign policy,economic structures,and even the constitution

  10. kuti chiwe chiporofita chakazara saMakandiwa dai wakapawo time frame kumazwi awo nyika yobva yatarisa munguwa iyoyo kuti zvino zadzisa here hatisi kushora asi kungotaurawo semaonera

  11. this is not prophecy.it’s quite obvious that from where we are and with what is happening we are destined for a better tomorrow.chinenge chisina kupera pane zvirikuitika chinofanirwa kushura. hapana chisingaperi.musazotiudza mangwana mashaya nyaya kuti prophecy iya heyo! ko kunhonga goridhe how far?

    1. Innocent

      Are you sure it’s obvious? Do not take things for granted. Is it obvious kuti you will go to B because you are coming from A ? You might not even reach B. It’s God’s grace everyday.

      1. Malaysian Plane

        @S’hamba Sonke ndinoona kunge musinganatsozvipa nguva yekunzwisisa nekuda kwekuti munongofunga kuti Makandiwa anenge achishorwa. Kana makandiwa ati economy achabooster ndiye anenge aita kuti ibooster here? Ava maeconomist varikutaura zvinodikwa kuti zviitike kuti economy ibooster. Musati kana mada munhu momuda kudarika Mwari ne The Real Judgement From The Real Judge is yet to come to us all, Makandiwa included. @ Nyango sure ngatinzweyi kuti zvinotarisirwa riinhi pazvinoitika tobva taziva kuti hezvo otherwise kana kudoro tinotaurawo zvinozoitika asi tinenge tisingaporofite.

    2. Taura hako innocent chisingaperi chinoshura! hondo yakaita makore mangani kasi yakapera wani! Ko goridhe racho nanhasi hatisati tarinonga wani?? Ko mota dzainzi dzichaita congestion isati yamboenekwa nanhasi zvimwe chete wani? Ko guta rainzi riri kuvakwa ko how far??

  12. mudzingamanyengera

    this economy had been in carnal hands for a long time and even post judgment night 2 they still believe in what they are saying. the same people reacting are the same people who have been devising economic solutions to this country but all this failed. if what they still believe is true, so why is the economy failing to kick. at least the reaction shows that the leadership listens to Prophet Makandiwa no matter their comments. Remember that Egypt economy failed in biblical times to the extent that money was not even the solution. Prophet Makandiwa was sent to this nation with God’s purpose. this Moses was sent after God had heard peoples’ suffering, hence divine panacea to this economy as opposed to carnal solution. you just need to be at the right place to see the results and ignore ‘how’ part.

  13. soothsayers masquereding as prophets!

    1. @ Polo, you are aware its wise to check your facts before uttering unfounded allegations, check your facts first before attacking

  14. we r in ths mercy b/c of corruption,bad economic ideas esp.indeginisation,bad foreign policy,under-utilisation of seized farms.once w hv a capable leaders zimbabwe wil need only 6 months 2 go on track again.

  15. By the grace of God true Christians should read signs and times. Worry that your name is written in the Book of life whether the economy gets better or worse you can leave this earth doomed for eternal wrath. Seek God first and he shall avail much to you, irregardless of the economic status.

    1. @ Sooth Sayer you are aware that salvation is not just about getting into Heaven right? It also has a lot to do with your wellbeing and prosperity here on earth. What does having a life in abundance mean?

  16. m.youtube.com/watch?v=XrW5GuIZX84

  17. tell yur flock to stop lying and women stop putting on trousers and remove paint from their faces MR PROFIT not prophet

    1. Let me guess…. You are SDA?

  18. hahahaha @Scot wandinakidza kundidambura mbabvu chaiko.am sure waneta nekuona maedited dvds.but nekutaura kwawaita uko are you sure you can believe prophecy ukaiudzwa im sure ikaitwa in such a way you propose unoipikisa futi iwe.

  19. I want to pick gold on the street first before I belive the so called prophecy!! Amweni anhu maShamba chaiwo!!!

  20. ini hangu handiwirirane nemamodern day prophets aya for various reasons.kuti vari paidi or not is another isue.noone can really know that for sure.chokwadi ndechekuti even GOD himself come down if he tells us its him we wont believe him.therefore i thank our constitution.ikodzero yako kutenda namakandiwa uyezve ikodzero yako kusatenda maari.so no need to criticize the other kana zvichifaira mumwe siyana naye.and iyo nyaya yekuti vasivechech vocomenta zvechechi obvious kushorana kwega kwega

  21. Kudakwashe Garaipano

    Yes the Prophecy is welcome and people need to know that God has not turned his back on Zimbabwe! Yes we need investor friendly policies and a radical realignment of economic behaviour for us to harvest the promises in the prophecy. The promise for the land of Canaan was given to a whole nation but only a handful of those who heard the prophecy lived to see it manifestoing because they either walked away from the direction the prophecy was going or sat on the laurels thinking that God was going to bring Canaan to them and not them going to it. Even Moses the cardinal man in the Canaan program did not make it there.

    Zimbabwe needs to work on a number of things cardinal of which are:

    – shake off the disease called “zimbabwenitis” Its symptoms are “we have a very beautiful country”, “we have lots of resources” and “we are the most educated on the continent”. Indeed we are all the above and no one can deny that. But why are we down on a number of indices when we have all that it takes to be up there? we have no propensity to transform what we have into tangible and liberating benefits for ourselves. For instance we have resources that are bankable and expressable in monetary terms, but our systems are so rigid and not so commonsensical as to be able to enter into barter trade arrangements that could transform our economy in a matter of months. Its like we cherish the ownership of our resources to the point that we do not want to loose them. That’s as illogical as wanting to have babies but unwilling to loose ones virginity. You cannot have both. One is out when the other is in;
    – second address corruption by putting in place systems that curb corruption rather than turn the anti- corruption crusade into a witch hunting game where the nation is entertained by watching ZANU PF factions feasting on each other. Deal with the individuals later, but first and foremost plug the bleeding, draw the red line, and mobilise the nation around the new corruption free dispensation to enlist every one’s support. History has shown that you do not deal with an evil by merely exterminating the evildoers. Nazism was dealt with by creating institutions that check against Nazism and mobilising international public opinion against it. The hunt for the narcists is ongoing but the greater job of forestalling its resurgence has been done. The environment is just no longer fertile for nazism to flourish;
    – go for government to government arrangements with well performing economies and for select strategic sectors. If it means appearing to be doing what we said we did not want to be doing with the British let it be. Even if it means giving our land to them for use, it is our right to experiment with our land as we search for most beneficial land use deals. Torega kunyara kuti vanaBlair vanozoti chii;
    -then mobilise cheap labour by getting the youths to be enlisted to serve the nation and make a difference. A lot of labour is out there untapped and is being employed in corruption and crime because there is no one to direct where energies are to be used productively.
    Think Zimbabwe think.

  22. @S’hamba Sonke.we have all the Grace already as a nation but once you want to make it an individual effort that is when you fail to reach B.if we are to listen to others and give them a chance it works, ndidzo nyasha dzacho zvichisanganisira kutambira zvinotaurwa nevamwe tobva taona kubata kwaMwari mukubudirira kwedu.Rume rimwe harikombe churu.chako wega mukonde wesadza! @Malaysian Plane vandinakidza panyaya yekunwa apa! kikikkk

  23. It proves a point yekuti these are not prophets sekudaidzwa kwavanoita,coz muBIBLE we have neva heard about a prophet aitaura nezvekugarika,economy etc,the Job of a prophet is to bring back the Lost sheep(people)to God.besides that they ceases to be prophets of GOD.

    1. Onesimus Gweshe

      2Ki 7:1 Elisha answered, “I have a message for you. The LORD promises that tomorrow here in Samaria, you will be able to buy a large sack of flour or two large sacks of barley for almost nothing.”
      2Ki 7:2 The chief officer there with the king replied, “I don’t believe it! Even if the LORD sent a rainstorm, it couldn’t produce that much grain by tomorrow.” “You will see it happen, but you won’t eat any of the food,” Elisha warned him.
      2Ki 7:3 About the same time, four men with leprosy were just outside the gate of Samaria. They said to each other, “Why should we sit here, waiting to die?
      2Ki 7:4 There’s nothing to eat in the city, so we would starve if we went inside. But if we stay out here, we will die for sure. Let’s sneak over to the Syrian army camp and surrender. They might kill us, but they might not.”
      2Ki 7:5 That evening the four men got up and left for the Syrian camp. As they walked toward the camp, the Lord caused the Syrian troops to hear what sounded like the roar of a huge cavalry. The soldiers said to each other, “Listen! The king of Israel must have hired Hittite and Egyptian troops to attack us. Let’s get out of here!” So they ran out of their camp that night, leaving their tents and horses and donkeys. When the four men with leprosy reached the edge of the Syrian camp, no one was there. They walked into one of the tents, where they ate and drank, before carrying off clothes, as well as silver and gold. They hid all this, then walked into another tent; they took what they wanted and hid it too.
      2Ki 7:6 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:7 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:8 (SEE 7:5)
      2Ki 7:9 They said to each other, “This isn’t right. Today is a day to celebrate, and we haven’t told anyone else what has happened. If we wait until morning, we will be punished. Let’s go to the king’s palace right now and tell the good news.”
      2Ki 7:10 They went back to Samaria and shouted up to the guards at the gate, “We’ve just come from the Syrian army camp, and all the soldiers are gone! The tents are empty, and the horses and donkeys are still tied up. We didn’t see or hear anybody.”
      2Ki 7:11 The guards reported the news to the king’s palace.
      2Ki 7:12 The king got out of bed and said to his officers, “I know what those Syrians are doing. They know we’re starving, so they’re hiding in the fields, hoping we will go out to look for food. When we do, they can capture us and take over our city.”
      2Ki 7:13 One of his officers replied, “We have a few horses left–why don’t we let some men take five of them and go to the Syrian camp and see what’s happening? We’re going to die anyway like those who have already died.”
      2Ki 7:14 They found two chariots, and the king commanded the men to find out what had happened to the Syrian troops.
      2Ki 7:15 The men rode as far as the Jordan River. All along the way they saw clothes and equipment that the Syrians had thrown away as they escaped. Then they went back to the king and told him what they had seen.
      2Ki 7:16 At once the people went to the Syrian camp and carried off what was left. They took so much that a large sack of flour and two large sacks of barley sold for almost nothing, just as the LORD had promised.
      2Ki 7:17 The king of Israel had put his chief officer in charge of the gate, but he died when the people trampled him as they rushed out of the city.
      2Ki 7:18 Earlier, when the king was at Elisha’s house, Elisha had told him that flour or barley would sell for almost nothing.
      2Ki 7:19 But the officer refused to believe that even the LORD could do that. So Elisha warned him that he would see it happen, but would not eat any of the food.
      2Ki 7:20 And that’s exactly what happened–the officer was trampled to death.

  24. KKKKKKKK ANA MAKANDIWA PROPHECY EKUNYEPA TIBVIREPO. WE NEED INVESTORS NOT ZVEMANGA MANGA IZVO WUNOTAWURA UNOWUDZA VANHU VASINA KUFUNDA NOT EDUCATED PEOPLE NONSENSES TIBVIREPO

    1. @ Patricia be wary read 2Kings 7:2

  25. Makandiwa will hold his Judgement Night 3 next year and things will have gotten worse by then. Mark my words!

    1. @Chamu that’s your own prophecy, isu we believe what he said and will enjoy, as for you read 2Kings 7:2 if not satisfied, Isaiah 6:9-10

  26. Makandiwa will hold his Judgment Night 3 next year and things will have gotten worse by then. Mark my words!

  27. Makandiwa was preaching not prophesying. I don’t get it when a Minster says he gave us hope is he saying he was hopeless all along until he got this message so what is he doing in government? To me what he is not a prophecy but a fact. Once we make our paths straight yes what stops industry from reopening and growing? But it does not need a prophecy it needs stating of facts as Makandiwa said. A prophet who says ‘ am seeing and economic boom’ and does not tell you how that boom is coming should be looked into the eye. If it was a prophecy, Makandiwa hid something since there were government officials there.

  28. Clearly the “man of God” lacks good economic advice, I encourage him to take a minor course in economics before he opens his mouth again pertaining economic issues! There is no boom in any economy without solid foundations dear sir……….

    1. @Observer, a Prophet hears from God, and says and does what God instructs him, not education not books. A Prophet is the voice of God, that’s why you’re reading what he said as a story! Its not everyone who talks and the words make headline stories!

  29. Whats needed here are simple isssues that follow: lets go back to the farms, farms demand equipment that come from industries e.g.tractors,ploughs,harrows, vehicles, planters, etc. With all these in place, we have farms running, I mean with good farmers who have the know how and who have capital to kick-start the whole exercise. Come harvest time , the circle continues with the finished goods from the farms going back to the industries for finishing. Look ,employment is generated in the two areas.Look far and wide for markets of the finished goods, foreign curents come through selling of the goods. Economy is starting to revive and the ball starts rolling. Do we despute the above facts. Put in yours too.

  30. Reminds me of Rotina Mavhunga, and what was her other name by the way, I mean the Diesel N’anga from Chinhoyi who woodwinked those so-called big men and women, who have no plan themselves for this country? And the prophecy is not giving timelines_a weakness in itself. Without a timeframe the prophecy will never be said to be wrong at any time because no one can review it. The guy will keep on saying I dint say this year, or I didnt say in 10 years time. I agree with those who are arguing that what Zim needs at this stage is not rhetoric, but pragmatic plans and actions, backed by financial resources.

  31. Nyika yedu ino takakura yakanaka chaizvo,taienda kuchikoro tichiona mukaka wakaiswa pagedhi,newspaper richiswera riri mulatterbox,tisingazive kuti pot hole.mabhazi aitakura vanhu kuenda kumabasa avo kuseni kwega kwega egMasasa,light lnder,lytton lnder,Charringcross etc zvinhu zvichifamba nenguva.lzvi zvinoreva kuti kana tikaita zvakanga zvaitwa kuti izvozvo zvivepo tichawanawo izvozvo hapana chitsva pasi pezuva zvinongoda kuti kana vanhu vakararama mukucha Jehovha vanowanawo makomborero ake nekuti kutya Jehovha ndiwo mavambo ezvivo.Vakuzviti vatendi mazuvaanol vasingatye murairo waMwari asi vanokudza zvataurwa nemunhu kupfura Shoko raMwari,vanogona kudzivirira zvinesimba zvataurwa nemunhu anovatungamira kupinda zvakataurwa naMwari wavanoti akatuma munhu iyeye.Vanhuwe ngatitsvage humambo hwaMwari nekururama kwake zvinhu zvese zvigotitevera kana kuti tigozo zvipihwa.Zvino kana tonangana nekutsvaga zvinhu zvenyika ino iro Shoko richiti hatisi venyika ino,uye Mwari vanoziva zvatinoda saka hatifunganye nezvezvinhu zvisingagare asi kuti tinoshuwa apo takavimbiswa nalshe wedu kuti tizogara naye,kana tiine tariro iyi Shoko rinoti tide Mwari wedu nezvose zvatinazvo uye tide vavakidzani vedu sekuzvida kwatinoita.Tinamatire nekuda vavengi vedu tivaropafadze kunyange vachiti kanganisira tivaregerere sezvatinoda kutiMwari vatiregerere,kuti tifanane naBaba vedu vano naiisa mvura pamunda wewakarurama newe wakaipa.kwete kuti kivatonge kana kunamatira kuti vafe ivo varimurima asi kuti vauye kuchaedza vazive chokwadi Chokwadi chigovasunungura.Mwari verugare vakomborere nyika yedu murita raJesu.amen

  32. tibvire apo makandiwa kana washaya zvekutaura isa chigunwe mumukanwa urutse,usataurira vanhu vari desperate nhema so uyo ano s hamba sonke anoto believer zvikanzi diesel richabuda mudombo kkkkkkkkk

  33. When a Man of God speaks please listen and take the prophesy into your hearts I want to see this economy booming guys lets pray for our country so that all these good things can happen please write constructive material not rubbish. To Mr Msipa do not despise the words from a MAN OF GOD the last person I know about who did not believe the Prophets saw it but did not partake of it. ZIMBABWE SHALL RISE AGAIN !!!!!!1

  34. These prophets should confine themselves to idiotic prophecies and fooling the gullible. It’s unscientific for this Makandiwa guy to talk of seeing industry booming from thin air. Perhaps he could tell the world where the MH Malaysian plane is then we will begin to take him seriously.
    It just shows this country is very very backward giving prominent news headlines to idiocy. These morons from the rural areas are spoiling our country. They have turned the country into one big, backward “Reserve”. The only prophesy I believe in is hard work, full stop.

    1. Couldnt agree with you more @ Musona.

      1. edmund – cretin, stupid bastard.

  35. Musanyeperwe naMakandiwa ako, akatumwa neZanu to build hope in suffering Zimbabweans after Mugabe realised hyper disinvestment by many companies since bhora mugedhi day
    hamuoni mazanu ndiwo akamhanya kuti ”we need this kind of profecy and hope”
    makamboonepi kuti makandiwa naBoateng vobva vaita supporting profecy with facts ”Boateng -judgement night did not come soon after independence by coincidence by has an economic meaning”
    mbavha ndinodziziva ini
    iwe makandiwa we are nt your idiotic brainwashed followers vane mablinkers
    hakuna mprofita akadaro

    1. Deputy Minister

      Aiwaka mukoma. VaMugabe vakatowana mukana wekutengesa maYoghurt nemukaka wavo weGushungo farm unofamba nebrand name yekutu Alpha Omega ipo paJudgment Night. Vakatowana mukana wekuita chibhanzi apa Makandiwa achimekawo nemari yemarema!

  36. Question..If we create bad investment policies,have a civil war,accelerate corruption and stick with 18th century technology,will this prophecy cme true..Ofcourse Not!! However if we create a good bussiness enviro,adapt to contemporary tech,train our people to be adepts wt modern technology and attract FDI this ‘prophecy’ will thn cme true. Conclusively i wl say,Zimbabwe does nt need a prophecy or miracle,God has already gvn us enuf Grace,wat we need are policies,investment n ppo drvn by success n excellence. If we all read our bibles,rather thn wait for ‘prophecies’ we wl find tt we hv all tt we need.

  37. One famous man prophesised that giving this country to the blacks is like giving it to the dogs,as long as the dogs femain there i dont think anything will change.

  38. regai titaurewo ,chiporofita ichi ngachitariswe kana chisina nguva yekunaka kwezvinhu kubva regai kungotaura chete . nokuti zvakafanana kuti unoti uchanzwa nzara vabva mukudya kikikiki .saka zvozodii izvo zvagara zvakadaro.unoti zvinhu zvichanaka , taura kuti rinhi 2018 here , 2020 here kana kuti mangwana.

  39. Boom boom boom??????
    Kana Zimbabwe ikaita boom ikozvino zvakafanana nembudzi yazvarira mubako rine mapere…………Zvinodyiwa zvese zvisati zvasvinura……..iyo yambozvara sei isati yadyiwa nemapere acho

    Zimbabwe ikaita boom Zanu iripo inobirwa upfumi hwese nana kasukuwere. Mpofu
    iyo yamboita boom seiko ivo vari busy kuba vana chinoz nana Cuthbert Dube
    in this judgement night makandiwa judged himself a fool. Benzi rinokwesha musoro nedombo
    unyepe kuchurch kwako kumapenzi ako kwete kunyepera isu takafunda tinofunga
    apa wafarisa you want to stir our economy with your uncontrolled bucking cavity
    your hell is waiting soon

  40. iwe Makandiwa taurakuti riinhi ?ndinogonawo kuporofitandichiti kuchanaya ndarama ndonyarara.Ko vanaChombo,Shamhu,Chiyangwa nevamwe vakuruvakuru vekubamuZANU vomiramirawo muchurch yaMakandiwa uuuuuuh something fishing

  41. kana ariwo maporofitiro acho, ambva endayi mega ku maporofita.

  42. tendai chaminuka

    If Jesus Christ was to come today and choose his twelve disciples maprophets edu anga kwanakwana here zve aka kwanakwana will he achieve his objectives

  43. We have heard of blue prints, all targeted at reviving the economy. We have heard of all economic terms but please do not mix things here. The prophecy was given at a Spiritual Conference, not an economic symposium. Zimbabweans, we have tried every economic policy but to no avail. Thats where God comes in, with Divine Solutions. Divine Solutions do not require your education brother! Yes God will use people but please if u do not understand spiritual things, you better keep quiet. You will not be arrested for keeping quiet. Only God will rescue Zimbabwe and please allow God to do what He wants to do. Education is right, but shld not supersede the knowledge of God. Economic commentators, relax, God knows the solution to Zimbabwe’s challenges. Tinotaurisa chete. Hee capacity utilization, utilities, investor friendly policies, FDI, GDP, deflation, liquidity crunch, we all know those terms, please give us a break, its time for Divine Solutions! Industries will run again, period. The how part, leave it to God. Thank you Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa. Our Nation Remembered at Last. Yes.

  44. Morena…

    re tla di bonna…

    Thobela…

  45. We can quote numerous scriptures but this guy is yet to be undressed by the Ghananian guy kkkkkkkk. However, the source of our misery we all know where it emanates from. Lets not take Gods name in vain. We are the source of our problem by isolating ourselves from the rest of the world by being greedy,belligerent and corrupt.The politic body is rotten.This does not need prophesy. I respect Makhandiwa as my fellow country man

  46. Varume veGararia teerai nekutsvaka Mwari kwete kuita gunda musaira sehwiza. Chose chataura naMakandiwa chinodefendwa nepasingade defence. Last time yaive yeKariba Dam wall, nhasi yaeconomy yezimbabwe. Ko munovateiko mukadai, chose chataurwa naMakandiwa iprophecy here. some people are becoming lazy when it comes to thinking. these are facts which every level headed man can say..no prophecy

  47. Jesus said that don’t believe these false prophets.

  48. born of jesus christ

    get behind thee you devil

  49. Ndabaningi Mazodze

    I foresee another Diesel paChinhoyi fiasco very soon in this country if these ministers in government begin running over each other to listen to these charlatans calling themselves prophets. There is no difference between Rotina Mavhunga , Manu Makandiwa, Walter Magaya and Ubert Angel Vose in’anga. Rotina ari nane nokuti haatambisi zita rinoyera ra Jehovha.. Please go to economics basics. Money doesn’t grow on trees just as diesel doesn’t ooze from rocks. Endai mundoshanda kuminda yatakakupai kwete kuswera kutambiswa chidhanga chidhanga nemafraudsters awo. Munozunzwa homwe dzose mopedzisira mapiwa zvikwambo muchinzi iholy oil.

  50. I read with utter shock all the negative comments posted here, some of which I could tell they were coming from alcoholics and drug addicts who know nothing about God let alone the bible itself. I for one am a economics graduate and a holder of a masters degree and several other contemporary qualifications and yet I’m a firm believer in what God is doing through his servant prophet Makandiwa. Saka yekuti kuchechi kwacho ndekwevasina kufunda kanganwai.
    From 1980 Zimbabwe has been inundated by economic blue print ZIMCORD through to ESAP. ZIMPREST, ZIMERP to present day Zim-ASSET and yet still the pangs of poverty continued to deep even all the more. So talking about capacity utilisation, FDIs, PPPs, sound policies etc or even changing the government will not be the panacea to our challenge. Case studies are there to prove just next door, ask the Zambians from the days of Kaunda and Malawi from the days of Kamuzu Banda they are still wallowing in abject with nothing much to show except increased corruption with incumbents enriching themselves.

    In Prophet Makandiwa God shall prove to you that all your technologies, policies, fundis they will bow down to the supreme power. Your degrees of hate will not change God’s agenda upon his life.

  51. All our problems have been Judged.
    Prophet Makandiwa for a good one month before the night through his official television broadcast Christtv a channel accessible on all free to air decoders, said, what God is going to be bringing upon our nation is something that we do even want to know “how”. It’s a Devine solution, help coming from The Lord.

    So why are people talking about policies. In Samaria it wasn’t about policies but a prophetic declaration. At mount Carmel it was about a prophetic declaration not policies, it rainier not because of clouds but by the reason of the prophet. In Egypt they survived drought not because of policies but because of the Devine counsel of the prophet of God Moses

  52. God’s ways are not our ways, and if He says something He will do it, and those who believe will be partakers

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