Former Zanu-PF members Lewis Matutu, Godwin Gomwe, Vengai Musengi and others attended a prayer meeting organised for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is in South Africa recovering from food poisoning.
The prayer meeting was held at the open square near Rotten Row Magistrates’ Court in Harare today. The prayer meeting was not cleared by police with the organizers arguing that if anyone stopped the gathering it meant they want Mnangagwa to die. This comes after a “prophecy” from United Family International Church (Ufic) founder, Emmanuel Makandiwa, who claims to have foreseen the incident and said in April. You can view pictures of the prayer meeting below:
Photo Credit: Nyasha Ngonie
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He was appointed as the country's Vice president in December 2014. He had been a cabinet Minister since Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980. He is also the Minister of Justice for Zimbabwe. On 12 August 2017 he was rushed to hospital during a Zanu-PF rally in Gwanda. Private and online media reported that Mnangagwa had been poisoned but Government representative David Parirenyatwa dismissed the reports three days after the incident stating that he had had a severe bout of vomiting and diarrhoea. On 16 August 2017, Christopher Mushohwe said that doctors in South Africa said that Mnangagwa had eaten stale food. Read More
The United Family International Church is one of the most famous and religious movements which rose to fame in the 21st Century Zimbabwe. The church was founded and led by "Prophet" Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife "Prophetess" Ruth Makandiwa. The Church boasts of thousands of followers in Zimbabwe and has its largest following in the capital city Harare although it has a considerable following in other small towns. Besides having established a number of churches in Zimbabwe, UFIC has also established branches beyond the borders in countries like Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. Read More
Rotten Row is a road in Harare that begins at the intersection of Prince Edward Street and Samora Machel Avenue. The road runs to the flyover near Mbare where it becomes Cripps Road. Rotten Row was named when after a road in London of the same name. The road was named when it was created Rhodesia when Samora Machel was still called Jameson Avenue. The name itself comes from the French phrase ‘Route de Roi’ which means King’s Road. Read More