Makandiwa Implicated In Gold Mine Torture

UFI church founder and leader Emmanuel Makandiwa has been implicated in the kidnap and torture of 5 men for allegedly stealing gold ore from a mine believed to be his.

The 5 were reportedly kidnapped and tortured in degrading ways for allegedly stealing gold ore from Havilah Gold Mine in Mutoko.

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The torture which was led by the mine’s security officer Garikai Murambidzi,  reportedly included immersion in water, beatings with rifle butts, batons and other objects.

Murambidzi purported to be acting on behalf of Makandiwa. The victims later reported the matter to the police by Muambidzi and his co-assailants were not arrested.

A letter by the victims’ lawyers to Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga read:

“Our clients were warned that the assault would not stop and they would not be released but would be killed instead unless if they admitted that they were the ones who had stolen Makandiwa’s gold

“Our clients were detained at the police station from January 25-27. They were arraigned before the Mutawatawa Magistrates Court whereupon the state declined to prosecute the matter due to insufficient evidence,

“Our clients managed to identify one of the four men as Joseph Dzomba, a retired police officer who is now a personal bodyguard and security personnel for prophet Makandiwa,” said the lawyers.

UFIC spokesperson Pastor Prime Kufakunesu, however, dismissed the allegations saying Makandiwa does not own a gold mine.

Emmanuel Makandiwa

Emmanuel Makandiwa is a popular religious leader who founded an interdenominational church in 2008 which later became a fully functional church in 2010. He was a pastor in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM) Church. Makandiwa has been in the media limelight with his... Read More About Emmanuel Makandiwa

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One Comment on “Makandiwa Implicated In Gold Mine Torture


    This is all a bunch of lies. Those guys stole gold from a mine and were caught and they even made confessions and how they used the money. They even apologised for what they did but non of them were either beaten or harrased . i saw the video a few days ago and was shocked ! the guys were okay and were confessing. And either way how does one blame a shareholder in a company for abusing people who stole from the company. The business and the prophet are separate legal entities…If a person is taken to the police and beaten there ive never heard anyone blame the person who had goods stolen from him or implicate him in any way. The Law would have taken its course ..simple.
    What amazes me though if u hear their confessions these guys blew the money from the gold they sold , i wonder who bank-rolled them to getting lawyers? Sounds fishy to me , seems like theres another hand at play trying to forward a personal vendetta or agenda. Those guys, in my opinion, after confessing wouldnt go and seek legal council let alone would they afford it. Haizi Type yekutsvaga lawyer iyoyo.
    Watch confession of men who stole the gold video

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