|Makandiwa will not register|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00|
Peter Matambanadzo Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Traditional Medical Council because he is neither a traditional medical practitioner nor a spirit medium.
Speaking through his lawyers, Mushangwe and Company, Prophet Makandiwa said the Traditional Medical Practitioners Act was designed to regulate traditional medical practitioners and spirit mediums.
They said Prophet Makandiwa did not use any traditional methods, but relied on the Bible.
“You will note that Section 31 of the Act, which defines the practice of a traditional medical practitioner does not cover Prophet Makandiwa in that he does not practice or carry on business as a traditional medical practitioner or spirit medium,” the lawyers said.
“He is just a minister of religion gifted in preaching the word, prophecy and deliverance.”
“It was never designed to deal with Christian ministries or religion and the impartation of healing through faith during services. Christianity does not fall under the same banner of traditional practices,” the lawyers said.
Christianity, they said, was a religion that was exotic to the indigenous people and brought to local shores by missionaries from Europe, who had received the gospel from the Jewish people.
The lawyers said Prophet Makandiwa was a law-abiding citizen who observed the laws of Zimbabwe.