United Family International founder leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth Makandiwa will appear before High Court judge Justice Owen to answer allegations of making false prophecies. The Makandiwas are being sued for $6,5 million by former congregants, businessman Upenyu Mashangwa and his wife, Blessing, over alleged false prophecies. The Mashangwas are alleging that they made significant losses because they believed in Makandiwa’s “false” prophecies.
A notice of set-down signed by M Sithole for the registrar of the High Court reads,
Take notice that this matter (Upenyu Mashangwa versus Emmanuel Makandiwa) has been set down for hearing on the opposed roll before Honourable (Owen) Tagu J on November 5, 2018, in Court L as Number 2 at 10 am.
The lawsuit by the Mushangwas stems from an incident in which they claim that sometime in 2012 Makandiwa misrepresented in his prophecy that they would encounter a “debt cancellation miracle” before encouraging them to continue giving to the church. However, the couple had their Marlborough house in Harare attached and sold for $500 000 instead of $700 000 among other losses which they encountered because they chose to believe in Makandiwa’s prophesy.
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