Harare couple, Upenyu and Blessing Mashangwa, are demanding US$5,6 million from United Family International Church (Ufic) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife, Ruth, after filing a lawsuit against them claiming that they are false prophets. The same couple also sued Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya for nearly UD$2 million in 2015 after claiming that Magaya had falsely prophecied that they would own an airline and enter into a partnership with Emirates Airline.
The Mushangwas alleged that they had “seeded” the money only on condition that the prophecy would be fulfilled. In their lawsuits filed at the High Court in Harare on April 22 and 28 under case numbers HC36561/15, HC 3857/15 and 3858/15, the Mushangwas were seeking to recover
- a Landrover Discovery 4 valued at R890 000
- $15 000 Cash they had seeded
- $44 000 balance of payment for seven commuter omnibuses they purchased on behalf of Magaya
They also demanded US$1 million for contumelia, deprivation of freedom and mental anguish and for defamation of character after Magaya allegedly caused his arrest for an alleged fraud amounting to $40 000.
Part of their summons reads:
Defendant, through his agents, requested to meet Plaintiffs in order to reveal the vision or revelation he allegedly had seen from Jesus Christ and the Almighty God.
A meeting was set by Defendant’s agents and on the same date Plaintiffs met the Defendant. Defendant revealed that when he visited their house that was up for sale, he saw a vision and the vision was that Plaintiffs would soon own an airline. The Defendant informed Plaintiffs that in order for the business to materialise, they needed to sow a seed.
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