|Makandiwa opens lid on his life|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 00:00|
Takunda Maodza Senior Reporter
the Apostolic Faith Mission leadership for grooming him.
Prophet Makandiwa was speaking at the funeral service for Bishop Oliver Chipunza’s wife Makanyara (Prophetess Chipunza) in Harare on Tuesday night.
Prophet Makandiwa was among dignitaries who thronged Bishop Chipunza’s Number 6 Waddington house in Marlborough, Harare, for the funeral service that attracted hundreds of people, including senior pastors from AFM. Prophet Makandiwa said he persevered until God opened the gates for him.
“I applied for admission at Living Waters Theological Seminary on the first occasion and failed to get a place. I applied for the second time without success. I again applied for the third time, but still failed to get a place at the seminary,” he said.
“My father then took me to Harare (from his rural home). We went to Waterfalls where he left me at Chipere’s house saying: ‘I am leaving him here until he gets a place at Living Waters’. Chipere ran around until I was admitted to the college,” he said.
Prophet Makandiwa ranks as one of the most prominent pastors in the country with his church services attracting thousands every Sunday.
The burial of Prophetess Chipunza who died in her sleep last Saturday is slated for Rusape tomorrow.
“The body will then leave for Rusape at 3pm for burial on Friday.”