UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said he predicted the fallout between President Robert Mugabe and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru six months before the 2014 Zanu PF congress that sealed the latter’s ouster from both the ruling party and government.
Makandiwa reportedly made the claims on Sunday while preaching to his congregation about the power of God’s Word and some of his prophecies that have come to pass.
In June 2014, while teaching his church about marriage, Makandiwa prophesied about a man, who was hounding out his wife, until she had to pack and leave, only to return later to challenge him.
The charismatic preacher reportedly used a family set-up, with the man frustrating the wife, and told the church the situation referred to the Mugabe-Mujuru fallout.
“This also applies to the national situation. I see this woman being frustrated and packing her bags and she leaves for a moment, and when she comes back, she challenges the husband,” Makandiwa is reported to have said then.
He said the prophecy was referring to Mujuru, who was hounded out of Zanu PF and has returned to the political fold, leading her own opposition party, Zimbabwe People First, to challenge Mugabe in the 2018 general elections.
In 2010, Makandiwa said he also prophesied the late Retired General Solomon Mujuru’s death when he spoke of two prominent ants in a book and when he looked at the other page, the other ant had gone, it had died.
The prophecy, he said, foretold Mujuru’s death in an inferno at his Beatrice farm in 2011.
Makandiwa’s spokesperson, Prime Kufa told NewsDay yesterday the UFIC leader was only reminding his congregation of the power of God through some of the prophecies that had occured.
“He was only reminding the people of some of his prophecies that came to pass,” he said.
Church members were also shown recent video footage of one of Makandiwa’s prophecies, where he reportedly called on them to pray for South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on March 18 this year because God had shown him a nasty incident, where the South African politician was going to be involved in a plane accident.
Three days later, Ramaphosa had to cancel a scheduled visit to Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape after the South African Air Force jet he was supposed to use developed a technical fault.
About 15 days later, Ramaphosa was involved in a mid-air scare while travelling from White River in Mpumalanga to Waterkloof Airforce Base when the aircraft he was travelling in developed a technical fault.
“Did this not come to pass?” Makandiwa asked his congregation.