Just who is Emmanuel Makandiwa?

Both Christians and non-Christians have different theories on why thousands throng the City Sports Centre, to hear Pa-stor Emmanuel Makandiwa every Sunday and Tuesday.Many have their own hypotheses of where the founder of United Family Interdenominational gets his powers and point their fingers in different directions.Others claim that his expulsion from the Apostolic Faith Mission…

Both Christians and non-Christians have different theories on why thousands throng the City Sports Centre, to hear Pa-stor Emmanuel Makandiwa every Sunday and Tuesday.
Many have their own hypotheses of where the founder of United Family Interdenominational gets his powers and point their fingers in different directions.
Others claim that his expulsion from the Apostolic Faith Mission Church was a result of serious differences over the source of his healing powers while other churches accuse him of “stealing their people”.
Some men have accused him of ruining their marriages by exposing their extra-marital affairs to their wives through his prophecies.
His followers say all allegations are a result of jealousy.
But who really is Prophet Makandiwa?
Where did he come from?
There is very little information available about him from what has been written before and from what is volunteered by others.
Towering at almost two metres, Pastor Emmanuel Maka-ndiwa (32), also known as Shingirai Chirume, can easily be mistaken for a basketball player in the American league.
He was reportedly born on December 25 in 1977, of a Muzarabani peasant family. His parents are both elders in the Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Muzarabani.
The journey began in 1993, when Pastor Makandiwa and other boys his age spent six months with the late Pastor Mukwaira going around on crusades.
The teenage Makandiwa then left for his rural home after completing secondary education at Zengeza High to help his parents back in Muzarabani till the land.
In Muzarabani, Makandiwa started taking God’s word seriously and the next four years turned his life around.
With his parents, they organised crusades and preached from home.
In 1995, Pastor Makandiwa reportedly received his calling to serve God in a vision and would team up with a Muzarabani AFM Pastor, Rev Munyengeterwa , on gospel crusades.
During those years while preaching the word, God reportedly showed him that he wanted him to deliver people from the bondage of Satan.
In 2000, Makandiwa now fully engrossed in the work of Jesus Christ, enrolled at the AFM’s Living Waters Bible College in Harare and graduated in 2002.
During the same year, he married Ruth Makawa.
After finishing his pastoral studies, Rev Makandiwa chose to go to Matabeleland and worked as an assistant pastor under Rev Madziire, who was an overseer then.
After ordination, he was given an assembly in Shangani. There he became the talk of the neigbourhood with his demonstration of the power of God.
In 2004, he was transferred to How Mine.
He then went to Hebron Assembly in Chitungwiza and left the church last year.
Pastor Makandiwa could not be reached for comment.
His assistant, Pastor Rukwati, said he would only be available next week.
But things were to change last year when the AFM church told Makandiwa to choose between the UFI and AFM. He chose UFI.
For the entire debate that has stalked the youthful                    pastor and his ministry, he is no doubt a crowd puller who has left an indelible mark on the preaching of the gospel in Zimbabwe.

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  • tynash

    We thank God for such a wonderful gift of the Prophet in our nation. Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwas passion is clearly seen through his works towards the ophans, widowed and the poor. He is a Moses unto the poor, nomatter they are in the deepest part of the world. Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has been sent unto the Nations not only Zimbabwe. Many are flocking into Zimbabwe nw in search of the man of God, this clearly denotes how eager to embrace the gift people of other nations are more than we. By a Prophet THE LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a Prophet he was preserved.(Hosea12v13). God has his way of dealing with human problems and its only through giving a man unto the people against their problems. Jesus himself was a gift of the father unto the people as a solution to their infirmities. When people cry to God for solutions and divine intervention, God would in turn send a man, a divine man unto the people as a solution among them and its up to them to embrace that man of God or not. Its high time we should know that a man like Prophet Makandiwa is living amaong us as a solution from God. Our answers are no longer with the most high but they are as close to us as the Citysports centre is where the man of God will be uttering oracles of the spirit unto those who have chosen to love their lives. Beleive in the lord your God and you will be established, beleive in His Prophets and you will prosper.(2chron20v20). This is an endorsement upon the Prophets by your God. So when you will cry to him(God) for prosperity in you health, business, mind, children, marriage etc He shall point you back to a Prophet. There seem to be no choice, love and accept Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa as your solution from God !

  • Premier Edu

    Emmanuel Makandiwa is such a phenomenal man. God we thank you for giving us such a blessing. Zimbabwe is on the map again!

  • Premier Edu

    In USA they say Obama Baraki, in Russia Vladmir Putin, in Zim we say Emmanuel Makandiwa!