‘Prophets’ Makandiwa and Angel Face Arrest
Religious leaders United Family International Church’s Emmanuel Makandiwa and Uebert Angel Mudzanire of Spirit Embassy International could find themselves in jail.
They face arrest for operating outside the Traditional Medical Practitioners Council Act. The act says that all traditional healers, prophets and spirit mediums claiming to have healing powers must be registered with the Zimbabwe Traditional Medical Practitioners’ Association. The pair are not.
If found guilty the two could face up to two years in prison.
The church says they are not traditional healers but but the council quoted by The Herald claim that they could be classified as such.
We can see where the council is coming from. Conventional traditional healers call on ancestors while the so called prophets call on their version of spirit mediums for help. So in principle they fall in the same bracket.
What would be interesting to find out are the requirements for being a member. It is not as if Makandiwa started operating yesterday which in essence means that someone has seen has an opportunity to make money. The other option would be someone has gotten a bit jealous.
We are sure they will come to some financial agreement. After all, this is just business.