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Prophet Makandiwa buys Benz for newly weds

By Richmore Tera

HARARE- Popular evangelist Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa sprang a surprise when he splashed newly-weds Michael Mahendere and Vimbai Nyatsambo with a Mercedes-Benz E320 during the couple’s wedding at Paradise Gardens at the weekend.

Prophets Makandiwa and Uebert Angel flanking their spiritual father, Prophet Victor Boteng
Prophets Makandiwa and Uebert Angel flanking their spiritual father, Prophet Victor Boteng

The ceremony witnessed Michael, who is a member of the famous Mahendere Brothers gospel group, tying the knot with his sweetheart Vimbai.

Michael (28) – who is the fourth son in the line of the Mahendere siblings Akim, Amos and Misheck, who make up the popular gospel group – was all smiles as he received the car keys from Tawanda Makandiwa, who represented Prophet Makandiwa at the wedding.

An ecstatic Vimbai burst into tears of joy as the two lovebirds unlocked the doors of the trendy car and got a feel of it before the cheering crowd.

“We are humbled by this gesture. It shows how God’s hand is working in the United Family International Church and the position that the prophet gives to the Mahendere family,” said Amos.

Amos Mahendere, Joyce Simeti and Gospel Power entertained guests at the ceremony while Michael led a certain group in singing the popular song “Ruva Rangu” in Chinese, much to the delight of the crowd.

Makandiwa and Angel arrive at the City Sports Centre
Makandiwa and Angel arrive at the City Sports Centre

Michael’s father Peter (69) and his wife Diana (55) also showed all and sundry that music indeed runs in the Mahendere family when they did a duet. “I am happy that Michael has gone through the proper marriage channel and this shows that he is walking in God’s ways,” Mai Mahendere said.

An ecstatic Michael said he was happy to tie the knot with his flame. “It’s important to get married and that the public will now know that I am in courtship. I encourage others to emulate the gesture,” he said.

Michael and Vimbai have been dating for a year and fell in love as members of the praise and worship team of the United Family International Church. “We have been dating for a year and we met through praise and worship at UFI and we fell head over heels with each other.

“She is a very kind and ambitious person and I loved her for that. We are birds of the same feather since she is also into music,” Michael, who started singing at the of seven years, said.

He plays drums and keyboards as well as vocals and has been part of the family group contributing to their success. The group has many albums to their name apart from their memorable stage performances. The wedding was strictly by invitation.

  • Mathiasmdm

    the venue for the scond picture is the Harare City sports centre not the HICC.

  • Ziso

    Ndochii ichi mapatsor aya kubira vanhu mari vachitengera vanhu mabenz. m sure Pastor could have put the money into better use like helping the poor

    • Taf

      ah saka pastor vorega kufarira vana vavo here nekuti pana ziso anofunga kuti mari yacho ipiwe varombo. Its called celebrating the good that others have done, wats wrong with that.

    • Hkshope

      iwe unemadimoni ungataura kudaro u are cursed 4rm 2day untill u reverse ur statement

    • Munashemagodlyo

      Saka munhu anoudzirwa zvekuita nemari yake here nekuti ndiPastor? Akati ibasa remaPastor chete kuchengeta vanotambura ndiyani? Ko iwe uri kuiteyi kuvabatsira. Besides vanotambura havafe vakapera kana bhaibheri rinoti varombo muchagara muinavo. Inga Prophet Makandiwa helps the poor kungoti havazviite public kuti imi muzive nekuti vanoitira Mwari kwete vanhu. Munhu anoita kuda kwake nemari usarwadziwe pamwe next tym ndiwe uchatengerwawo mota.

    • Objective

      people, imari yake, dai Mwari akukomborera ukaita mari wo then u’ll understand

  • Tendomagaya

    makandiwa anetsa pataundi

  • Terry

    akomana ka musatambe namwari mapastor muchitengera vanhu mota dzino dhura again akomana kune vanhu vari kushupika imi muchiita hunhu hwakadai akomana ka live my yours words musanyepera vanhu.

  • Tmaks

    haikona kuita majairosi, let Mkandiwa bless them

  • saint

    PEOPLE PERISH BECAUSE OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE HOW CAN YOU COMPAINING ABOUT GIFT OF CAR ….GOD PLIZ DELIVER 3RD WORLD FROM SP[IRIT OF POVERTY.PHOPHET MAKANDIWA NARO VHANGERI…

  • charles

    y vanhu uchitsoropodza munhu wamwari imi mari dzenyu dzamunoendesa kumabhora  makadii kupa vanotambudzika godo vanhu vatema munonyanya dai mota yakapihwa iwe wairamba here?

  • Patrick

    Let God BE the judge. He does not need any Lawyer or Public Prosecutor

  • jon

    iwe TERRY KWANA IWE URIKUITEI KUBATSIRA VAROMBO TIBVIREPO GAMUCHIRA JESU

  • Frnk

    in satanism they do opposite way. the word makandiwa in opposite is WANDIKAMA. muriku kamwa mari. hamusati makaura

  • Cmdyanadzo

    how can u speak a word about the anointed

  • Aaa

    imi inga vanobatsira vanoshupika marwadziwa nei? just because ndipastor havatenderwi kupa expensive gifts??? siyananai navo + tangai maongoroora mabasa avanoita that man is a giver may God continue to bless him

    • chimuti

       ari kushanda kupi Makandiwa wenyu uyu kwaave kutotengera vanhu mota? Mari dzemaroja emurokesheni idzi, harisiriro basa rechegumi iri…Ishe vatiitire nyasha

  • caleb toga

    There are several issue to look at  here;

    1.  WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK?

    Those paying tithes to the church. 
     Readers of this publication have a right  to comment on stories reported to them.

    2. The choice of gift .

    In the bigger  picture an automobile as a gift has its frailties eg the devil can use it to kill the recipients either physically in an accident or spiritually by pride , besides it looses its values so quickly , therefore being of very  little sentimental or cherishable value.  In future all members of the worship team might expect similar gifts. .Do these kids have a house? I PREFER that the value of the vehicle would have been a deposit towards a house eg.

    Being a prophet myself I do not expect Pastor Makandiwa to be perfect, because he is not, but that should not make him less of who he is and he wont do everything right and he best knows why he did it one thing for sure is he did something. As long as this financial arrangement does not affect the economy of his church and is not done to bribe the couple to stay loyal to his group then  wow thats some sacrifice praise the lord

  • petso

    Do not judge everyone should just live your lyf and pray to God whoever is doing wrong shall be judged by the Lord

  • cayla

    thats a great way for others to follow not to just follow other peoples life let the prophet enjoys his riches for being a servant of god he is a true man of god why are you so jealous he deserve it may god bless him for such a great act of giving.

  • farrez

    ewo imi masvotwa nei.kuti zvityise ka!!!

  • Pastormunya99

    ziso wakangofanana najudas akati mari yatengeswa zvinonhuwira dai yapiwa varombo achida kuiba dofo

  • chipavurire akakodzwa ndosaka muchiona PASTOR MAKANDIWA vachiropafadzwa nokuti vanopa nomoyo unoda, zvichibva pakatikati pemoyo wavo.