Couple piles pressure on Makandiwas

A HARARE business couple, which is seeking $6,5 million from United Family International Church (UFIC) leader, Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife, Ruth, have approached the High Court seeking dismissal of the church leaders’ application.

BY CHARLES LAITON

Makandiwa and his wife, early this year filed a court application challenging Upenyu and Blessing Mashangwa’s lawsuit describing it, as “grandstanding to harass, vex and injure their reputation and good standing.”

In a chamber application for dismissal filed on Tuesday, Mashangwa and his wife urged the court to dismiss the Makandiwas’ application on the basis that the pair had failed to timeously prosecute their court application.

“The respondents (Makandiwas) have neglected or failed to timeously prosecute the court application, which they instituted before this honourable court under case number HC1774/18. A period in excess of one month has lapsed after the applicants (Mashangwas) filed their notice of opposition. The respondents have not yet filed their answering affidavit nor set the matter down,” the Mashangwas said through their lawyers, Venturas and Samukange.

“The respondents have neglected or shown a lack of interest in prosecuting their court application to finality and applicants entitled as they, hereby, do make, an application for dismissal for want of prosecution.”

The matter is yet to be set down for hearing.

The impasse between the two couples came after Makandiwa and his wife were last year slapped with a multi-million lawsuit by the Mashangwas after they had allegedly been victims of phoney prophecy promising them a “debt cancellation miracle”.

But, in response to the lawsuit, Makandiwa and his wife said the claims by the couple were “deliberately false and contrived” and urged the court to dismiss the case, saying there was no factual or legal basis that had been pleaded or could be pleaded, upon which a court could pronounce that they were not prophets of God.

Mashangwa and his wife came out guns blazing, describing the Makandiwas as occult worshipers and fraudsters.

21 Comments

  1. Taneta mhani nemanyepo emukadzi uyu. Any legally sound person knows that this is a media trial rather than a legal one. At the courts hapana nyaya so that want the crowd to judge against the Makandiwas through uncontrolled emotions. Tibvireipo

    1. Don’t blame the Mashangwas. It is possible that they paid a lot of money to Makandiwa and his UFIC and are bitter that they never realised any benefit from it or saw any solutions to their problems. They were duped and so having realised it, are angry at it. There are many other followers, current and past, or Makandiwa who were similarly duped but have not had a chance to make noise about it like the Mashangwas did. Even if the Mashangwas case is not successfully at court, they have done the right thing by exposing Makandiwa as a false prophet, which he really is.

      1. I don’t think using the word duped is correct. Failure to understand how the spiritual world works doesn’t mean nothing is happening. This couple failed to understand the principle of giving.Giving is a subject on its own which needs any giver to take time and understand before giving. Mashangwas were giving with their little understanding and all actions their are doing now only expose their ignorance on the subject of giving. Makandiwa is not wrong because he is not the one who initiated giving and tithing. Many churches in the world accept gifts from their followers and what happens with those gifts is to be decided by those who administer the funds. The church will only give report to its followers on how they have used the funds. No one in their rightful senses will claim a free will offering because the rewards can be something that you cannot see immediately or in the time frame you think will happen. As for the house, the last time i checked in the media i read that the house was sold to more than two people and they offered for out of court settlement with Makandiwa. So claiming that there was a false Prophecy is totally misplaced.It was purely fraud from this couple.

      2. What make you to say Makandiwa is a false prophet ? Please highlight it to us with facts so that we may learn .Who do you think is the true prophet of God and Why ?

  2. The one thing the couple are very correct about is that Makandiwa makes false prophecies. This is because EMMANUEL MAKANDIWA IS A FAKE PROPHET. The man dupes people by telling them what they want to hear using the bible and promises of divine intervention. This makes gullible people, out of desperation for their conditions and situations, believe him in the hope of seeing solutions to their situations. This Makandiwa crook uses his skills of preaching and statements of common sense that anyone can make to convince the gullible that he is a true “man of God”, whatever the heck man of God means.

    1. Baba Harareeeeeeee

      HAPANA KANA NYAYA APA,VANHU KANA VABHUROKA VODA KUTAURA ZVISINA NEMATURO
      VAKAMANIKIDZWA NANI KUBHADHARA MATITHES,THESE GUYS WENT THERE VAINE PFUNGWA DZEKUITA MARI NE THE MULTITUDES DZIRIKO THRU SELLING PERFUMES BUT HAZVINA KUBUDA SAIZVOZVO
      VODA KUCHEMA KWAHI NDABIRWA MARI
      VACHABROCKA FUT KUDARIKA ZVAVACHIRI IZVI
      ZII ZVANGU SEMUNHU ASINGANZWISISE ZVEMWEYA IZVI KKK

      1. how can you ask kuti vakamanikidzwa nani iwe wanzwa kuti it is a case of fraud? zidofo …pafraud munhu anoburitsa mari wake ega after being misled by the culprit

    2. common sense and skills of preaching?No.He is annointed by God and through the God-given gift can solve any situation using the name of Jesus.When you give money to church,its not being crooked.Offering is not forced.Unobvisa yaunoda wega.Catholic,Methodist members vanobvisa offering,so does Ufic.You cant go back aand claim your ofering back from a church.On the prophetic,go to youtube and watch dep prophecies he did about China,Ramaphosa,E.D poisoining.Thats prophecy because it was coming from the future.

      1. common sense and skills of preaching?No.He is annointed by God and through the God-given gift can solve any situation using the name of Jesus.When you give money to church,its not being crooked.Offering is not forced.Unobvisa yaunoda wega.Catholic,Methodist members vanobvisa offering,so does Ufic.You cant go back and claim your offering back from a church.On the prophetic,go to YouTube and watch deep prophecies he did about China,Ramaphosa,E.D poisoining. Thats prophecy because it was coming from the future.

    3. I beg to differ with you because what you are saying is not supported by facts what makes a false prophet and what makes a true prophet. if you know a false one tell us why you think he is false so that we can be wiser and if you know a true one also do likewise. on telling people what they want to hear i simply take it that you have never head the man preach because when he speaks he speaks the truth with power, he not only teaches holiness but also leaves it. He has prophesied upon my life and said i was going to loose my job and i did not like the prophecy but it happened. the good thing is when it happened i was prepared for it.

  3. kutaura kwamusina kuswera

  4. Concerned_Zimbo

    We really need to move from this theological stage

  5. Acts 5:38-39
    Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail
    But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

  6. Comment…makandiwa is making people suffer becoz he always preaching giving and eat all the offering in chinhoyi he made ppl poor bcz he intiated ppl to give everything to the church in return with double money but nothing happened now ppl’are realized that he is false prophet a conman

  7. These Mushangwas are crooks, they are just being a nuisance for real. Hapana nyaya apa.

  8. Chakuyinga Chakuparonda

    Comment…Ngatidzidze kuti munhu wenyama ahasi Jehovah. Uye tigutsikane nezvatinoshanda needu mawoko vanhuwe.

  9. imbavha Makandiwa nechifeve chake. BASA KUMUKIRA KUFUNGA MASARAMUSI EKUJUTA VANHU MARI. ngaabaye muna first achijuta ukoko kwete kunyebera Mwari

  10. NEWSDAY TIPEIWO NYAYA PAINENGE YAFAMBA , WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF REPEATS OF THE SAME STORY LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE IS BEING PAID TO REPEAT THE SAME STORY . ZIMBABWE YESE HAINGASHAYI A TRUE PROPHET , CHITIPAYI ZITA RE MUPOROFITA WE CHOKWADI TINOBVUNZA IKOKO. I SEE PEOPLE COMMENTING ON THINGS THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON. SIYAI TIBIRWE YEDU MARI WE ARE ADULTS! VANA VEMA DHIMONI KURE UKO.

  11. I may not understand and know Emmanuel Makandiwa much but it is undeniable that he is a master of the word of God, teaches and unravels deep biblical information. To say that what he teaches is “common sense” is not befitting because at this stage not many people possess that kind of information he has. Listen to him on ZIFM Stereo from 5.30 am – 6.00 am and you are in for a treat, his articulation and depth of knowledge is very outstanding.

    Having said that, i watched a prophesy he gave around 2011 or so “Currency Prophecy”. Whether you like him or not, a balanced view shows that events and occurrences spoken of back then have happened (USD use, subsequent shortage, Bond Notes introduction and shortages too). NOW THE EXCITING PART IS THERE ARE THINGS YET TO HAPPEN ACCORDING TO HIS PROPHECY and this gives a good test for any person in doubt. Look for that prophecy on youtube, watch it and see if what he said will happen actually will.

  12. ‘If you go to heaven and dont find me there, thats not heaven. Thats hell’ so says the so-called prophet Makandiwa. He could have easily finished the statement by saying, ‘… because hell is where I’m destined’ Jesus says you shall know them ( false prophets) by their fruit. What better fruit is there than what comes out of one’s mouth?

  13. People need to know that God’s blessings and miracles ain’t bought by money. your faith is key to spiritual intervention not your money or the “prophet”. As for Makandiwa he needs to know that if he doesn’t preach the gospel of salvation as it is written in God’s word the blood of his followers is on his head. He needs to be a wholly repentant someone who’s born again not a person after money and fame. Judging by their comment on reputation, they don’t rank as man of God, they’re rather people of God and ain’t born of God. As a serving Christian trials come and tests do the same. This men are deceivers and are being deceived. How did these people come to believe God’s grace and blessings are bought by money? And also ask yourself how did Makandiwa came to accept the cash? Who preached to Mshangwas such a false doctrine? They’re none in the Bible like Makandiwa because his is not of them. The fruit of the spirit is love, Joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness,faith, meekness and temperance there’s none at show on this case. leaves me pondering if he has the “espiritu santo”(holy spirit) remember the devil can also do miracles!!!

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