Harare Businessman, Upenyu Mashangwa and his wife Blessing, both ex-UFIC members, who claim to have lost a fortune after being misled by Emmanuel Makandiwa’s false prophecies have approached the Supreme Court seeking the reversal of a High Court judgment which exonerated Makandiwa of alleged charges.
The couple which was demanding $1.7 million from the clergyman alleges that in 2012, Makandiwa misled them into seeding money to the church saying that they would encounter a huge debt cancellation.
They say that as a result, their house in Marlborough, Harare, was later attached and sold for $500 000 instead of $700 000 by ZB Bank.
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Makandiwa, however, denied ever misleading the couple on debt payment saying that no prophecy can command the congregants to stop repaying their debts. He added that the Mashangwas never owed ZB Bank as alleged and that the Marlborough property was never attached over a $500 000 debt as alleged.
He also said that he was not aware of the money the couple said it gave to the church. To support his claim on the prophecy, he attached a DVD which captured what transpired on the day in question. Makandiwa demands $6.5 million from the couple for defamation.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment.
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