Ezekiel Guti Jnr defies odds. . . overcomes physical disability to be an evangelist


By Fatima Bulla

Dr Ezekiel Guti Junior has bared his soul about his victory over physical disability through a foundation of prayer and support primarily set by his parents.

Dr Ezekiel Guti Junior has bared his soul about his victory over physical disability through a foundation of prayer and support primarily set by his parents.
Dr Ezekiel Guti Junior has bared his soul about his victory over physical disability through a foundation of prayer and support primarily set by his parents.

He is the son of revered clergy and founders of Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa, Archbishops Ezekiel and Eunor Guti.

In his book titled ‘The Man Who Defied Condition’, Dr Guti Jnr reveals personal experiences of how he defied his physical disability and speech impairment to claim a normal life.

The book, in addition to six more written by his father, were a collection launched last week at a Deeper Life Conference held at Africa Multi-Nation for Christ Colleges, the church’s Bible School.

“I am a living testimony that giving birth to a child who is physically disabled is not a curse from God and some parents even divorce and some reject the child saying of what importance that child will be. Some as I speak are in prison because they killed a physically disabled child.

“Giving birth to a child who is physically challenged does not mean that the child is useless and can never do anything in life.

It’s just the body that has challenges but the mind is as clear as everyone’s and the understanding is so sharp that where there is no love and support you emotionally drown the physically challenged child,” Dr Guti Jnr says.

True to his testimony, Dr Guti Jnr has gone all the way to defy every odd set against his physical condition. He revealed that his parents treated him like the rest of his siblings.

“There was no special treatment or differentiation among us as children. We would go together for holidays and travel together as a family sharing the love as a family and playing games together,” the Mutare born evangelist said.

Despite his speech impairment, he is now an evangelist, having decided to minister the gospel after completing his studies in the UK.

The book reveals his ministry work which has spread across Africa and Europe for over a decade.

He testifies that people have received miracles and have been healed despite his own desire for a personal miracle.

“I used to pray to God that even if I cannot walk, at least l should be able to talk. I have seen my parents praying for people who could not talk and they began to talk.

“I had faith that one day I would be eloquent in speaking but that was not in God’s plan… I have seen God performing great miracles through me, yet I myself cannot walk and it is just a condition of the body,” he said.

While many wondered if he would marry, let alone have children, Dr Guti is a proud husband to Caroline Katsande and a father of three – Eutricia Eunor, named after his mother; Ezekiel III, his father’s namesake and Dorcas III who was given her great grandmother’s name.

After walking down the aisle on April 5, 2003, Dr Guti Jnr speaks of the genuine love his wife has for him and expectations that weighed on him to bear children.

“Finding a wife was not going to be easy considering my physical condition, I wanted to marry someone who would love me unconditionally, so the only option was to ask God for his guidance.

“Carol is the greatest gift that God gave to me, she always amazes me with her love towards me, she understands me so perfectly well and loves me just as I am.

“I see the grace of God with the love that God has bestowed in my family and children.

They love me, they are proud to be called my children, they are not ashamed of me, they love to go out with me. Whenever I am not away with work I make time to go out and have dinner with them,” Dr Guti Jnr said.

Born in a family of seven, he discloses how his life since conception has been a miracle as his parents yearned to have a baby boy.

However, as revealed in the book, Dr Guti Jnr’s birth on December 13, 1982 was not smooth sailing as doctors discovered the baby was in a breech during labour.

The doctors also realised that the unborn child had an extended head and arms, with the heart stopping a few moments after.

He was declared dead but his parents remained defiant.

“… but my mother and my father and the saints of Christ refused the doctor’s report through prayer and kept on praying until after 1 hour 45 minutes when I started breathing and God heard their prayer and also had raised me for a purpose, that is to preach His Good News as a living testimony,” Dr Guti Jnr discloses.

Dr Guti Jnr uses these experiences to minister to people facing similar challenges as revealed in his book. We serialise his book for the next few weeks to come. He reveals detail on his childhood life, how he met his wife and his ministry work as an evangelist. The Sunday Mail

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  • Whom God chooses no man can stop! The devil tried to stop it but God is God by Himself!!!

    • Murume Mukuru

      Tell the truth.With enough cash you can place any child to do well in life. Hazvina mwari mukati izvi.

  • Glory to God

  • God is good all the time

  • Amen

  • You were destined for greater things that’s why Satan was fighting you. #GodOfAllSituations

    • Murume Mukuru

      Wanyepa. CP is a condition which can happen to any child.Uyu ane lucky chete Ezekiel senior is loaded with cash and have the resources and power to place his children well in life.Otherwise being successful when one has CP mahwani chaiwo…the societal and financial hurdles are heavy for some of us.

  • praise to the Lord

  • Glory to God

  • Amen

  • Amen

  • Mwari uyu ndimwari anogona

  • Mwari uyu ndimwari anogona

  • Amen

  • Amen

  • Glory be to God.

  • He needs the mercy of his God. God does not use a sick body to preach healing, never has, never will; else how is his healing power personified in a sick body?

    • That is not true though. God can use any person He wants.

    • Unfortunately it is true. What say ye; that God will use the Blind to preach that He can make the blind see?

  • He needs the mercy of his God. God does not use a sick body to preach healing, never has, never will; else how is his healing power personified in a sick body?

    • That is not true though. God can use any person He wants.

    • Unfortunately it is true. What say ye; that God will use the Blind to preach that He can make the blind see?

    • Paul said he had a thorn in his flesh that hr prayed to God to remove but it was nvr so. He continued to minister to others, can we not say it the same.

    • even Paul aive ne problem in his body which he prayed for God to heal him bt supprisingly God said my Grace is sufficient in that. Moses aikakama wani! just saying

    • God can use anyone

    • Go ye therefore does not exempt anyone. God is not God of the able bodied only. Christ did not die for for the able bodied only. The god you are portraying is not a true God.

    • You all don’t obviously know what the THORN was. So you think he had a literal mhunzwa in his body?

      The truth remains, God uses a perfect body, Ezekiel Junior needs the healing power of God, which has not yet experienced. This is the truth

    • Matthew 8:16

      When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

      The sign of the Christ is healing all sick persons, he never sent out those afflicted or divers sicknesses to preach. He cleansed them, healed them and sent them

    • What was the THORN? A literal thorn? I shudder not think that you mean Paul was disabled

    • Why God only want to use Guti familly

    • Shoko rinot hurema haubvi kunaMwari asi ndisatani anohuunza zvichireva kut its a demon,Kana panekutenda Mwari vanotobvisa demon iri kut vashandise munhu wavo avakasika nemufananidzo wavo

    • It was not a real thorn but illness that he pleaded the Lord to heal.

    • I am not a follower of Guti or ZAOGA FIF, but your misplaced ideology of God working with able bodied cannot be supported by His character of love

    • I think he is a testimony to parents who might have a child like this; especially those parents who then lock their child in a chicken run then proceed to accuse each other of witchcraft. This has shown that a child is a blessing in any condition.

    • Mainini Tete Spiwe do you have a Verse to support you seem to be a lie statement

    • Paul aitorwarawo nemaziso but how many did he heal….

    • What abot paul who was used while achikaminha .

    • The Bible says God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. His strength is made perfect in weakness. This young man has taught parents to love their disabled children.

  • Amen ndiMwari chaiye

  • Amen ndiMwari chaiye

  • He can do all things through Christ. The power of God at work.

  • He can do all things through Christ. The power of God at work.

  • Go yee therefor and preach the gospel to all nations baptise them in the name of father the son and the holy ghost. So preach preach baba u are welcome to the field

  • Go yee therefor and preach the gospel to all nations baptise them in the name of father the son and the holy ghost. So preach preach baba u are welcome to the field

  • Big man of God

  • Big man of God

  • Chiii chinomboita kuti vanhu vese vane kamukurumbira vanotova nemwana chirema / bofu / matsi.. Mwari kudzwai .. asiwo vabereki musatsvaga mashiripiti or Zvikwambo muchikuvadzisa vana.

    • Zvondinetsawo sure kuti asi zvirema is a reward yekuva necash or fame.

  • Chiii chinomboita kuti vanhu vese vane kamukurumbira vanotova nemwana chirema / bofu / matsi.. Mwari kudzwai .. asiwo vabereki musatsvaga mashiripiti or Zvikwambo muchikuvadzisa vana.

    • Zvondinetsawo sure kuti asi zvirema is a reward yekuva necash or fame.

    • I was going to say that Lol

      Kuvanhu vese vakabudirira hakushaye Chirema or Benzi

    • You said that the truth. I think there is hidden truth. I’m seeing the same here in S.A.. businessman have kids with some irregularities in their bodies. Why why?

    • Mostly in black people?

    • Mweya yakaipa inoshanda kuviri ikakutadza panyaya dzemari inoenda kunyama yako yokupa hurema saka kana tichinamata tisanyanya kuisa mari kumberi

    • Agree with you ipapo

    • true that

    • Zvirombwa izvo,

    • @Anthony my brother I agree with you zvikwambu izvo and if its vana vasikana they don’t get married no matter how beautiful and good mannered they are,they just get into relationships and break up or get pregnant again and again all the time with kids who have no daddies around. Vanhu variku romba zvakanyanyisa using their kids as bait to the evil spiritual realm of richness.

    • Wall said

    • Wabaya

    • mukunyeperana muri mikosho nanzwa

    • I should answer this question and say disability is a controveesial issue in our life.African Psychology a d the Bible helps to divulge some of the causes.This is to your own discretion .But on the other hand while we can quickly accuse parents of a disability as the cause because we don’t have the answer to the current problem so we quickly point. Read John 9:2-7

    • Hatingabvunzi bhazi rakanyorwa kare kuti ririkuendepi zviripachena

    • Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Mhinduro dzacho so ka!

  • Amen

  • Amen

  • I’m surprised they say Guti can pray for you if dont5 walk up will walk why didn’t he prayed for his son to walk .Fake people

    • Kkkkkkk they will always come up with a stupid reason

    • Even Moses who directly talked to God ayindandama wani, Abraham couldn’t have a child wani, Stephen was stonned to death, Job had some disease and lost everything …so it doesn’t mean just because you are a man of God u will have a life free of challenges…

    • Its for the glory of God

    • Kkkkk n’anga haizvirape

    • Beey don’t be used to attack people. They have suffered enough. Seka hurema wafa.

  • Dr Ezekiel Guti Jnr???

  • I glorify God of Baba Guti for using his vessel Ezekiel jnr.

    • Kuti God of Baba Guti ndokutii?asi anewake akasiyana newatirikuziya tose here

    • Nop Tich.
      Even in Bible its there
      God of Elisha
      God of Peter
      God of Abraham etc.
      In spiritual realm demons respect names with high anointing thus ordinary people.
      So its normal to say God of baba guti
      Cause he is an anointed man of God

    • kkkkk l always ask the same question tich…bt sum1 said bcz l knew this God thru baba Guti thats y we say Mwari waEzeikel….hameno

    • Kkkkk

    • What is if this guy is not send by God ,

  • Glory be to God

  • I tried to watch his videos on YouTube. I failed to understand a single word he said. He cannot say clear words when talking, maybe it’s due to his disability. He let’s out sounds like “hihihi” and an “anointed” interpreter speaks the words to the congregation. It all seemed like a mystery to me. I was baffled. I questioned how the interpreter could understand the sounds. Somebody please don’t tell me it’s the holy spirit enabling the interpreting.

    • if you listen to him regularly you don’t need an interpreter! just a leaving testimony that man!

    • I agree with you someone especially the interpreter is being paid by the Gutiz to lie.These Zim church leaders are all fake and liars. That disabled guy cannot speak things that anyone can hear.

    • Me tooooo

    • Kana usinganzwe hais mhosva yemunhu…anotaura zvinonzwika

    • If listen carefully you hear him musanetseke henyu he is a living testimony

    • If you care to pay attention, you’ll hear every word he is speaking.

    • So you have to listen to him regularly to hear him, which means at first you wont hear him

    • if you listen to him for two hours only you will hear everything

    • I’ve seen him preach. After some time of listening to him you can understand. I also have a deaf cousin who talks like this and only the family can understand him.

    • Zaoga supporters are dangerous, they have become like a sickening cult addicted to Ezekiel Guti like lions to zebra/buffalo meat or like Green disgusting flies on FRESH HOT,STINKY human poo. such a mentality is dangerous and creates religious intolerance and creates extremism and extremists which hooks on deadly religious fundamentalist and conflicts. The way way some people defend their Zim church leaders really scares the shit out of my a**.

    • Sansole really? Those people are the anointed ones of God, who are we to judge, sometimes we need to be çarefuĺ of our tongues, so says the bible

    • Got nothing against him i have issues with his parents, they are punishing him.They could have chosen any other profession for their son not public speaking role with his deep physical condition. Its not fair, its pure greed shpw off and a punishment to their son.

  • Abuse here

  • Murume ane mukadzi akanaka uyu, facial beauty chaiyo…… mhenya

  • He was blessed to be born to influential parents. If he was born to an ordinary person like me maybe his book will read a lot more different.

  • So the Parents got very rich and powerful while the son got crippled and disabled?Wether he was born crippled or got disabled later on i dont know,but its African juju to me.

  • Glory to God

  • With God everything is possible

  • I give Glory and Honour to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I know He is Able and His works surpass human intellect.

  • What yu have to know is n ‘anga haizvirapi .This man was born lyk that no juju on his parents

  • His father’s church he can just be given that title. Chikuru ngatitsvagei denga.

  • Ssd

  • Zvakavanzika ndezvaJehovha.Mwari haasekwi

  • 1 Corinthians 1 v 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

    • This might be the answer to everyone who seems dubious about Ezekiel jnr

    • but the foolish they choose to remain foolish even if the word has said it n i wonder

    • Its a generational hereditary i think coz even our savior faced such kind of critic pple at one tym they said he cast demons by beelzebub….matthew12v24

  • Dr…

  • Glory be to God

  • Everything is possible with GOD

  • Now its called Heritage”’ not taking over ,,,,,,,,

  • We are spirit being it’s you who see disabled body because you see by your flesh or physical eyes. Man is a spirit. God care more for your spirit being. He is doing an awesome job for God. Sometimes if we don’t know the real truth it’s better to be quite.

    • Healing is of the flesh, God heals both the spirit and the flesh, you need to be blind for you not to see the physical disability the man had,
      Infact its Christlike to see things as they are

  • touch not the annointed ones

  • Amen

  • It is well

  • it’s all adding up

  • Charity begins at home.

  • Zva mwari ngwarirai kubata magetsi mukaita mawira mombe, bhuku inoti zvakavanzika ndezvashe

  • Africans will always talk rubbish about one another. This man of God is a blessing I salute the parents anyone who is against this boy please go back to school and read and lack of knowledge will take you to your graves.there is one white man who is limbless and Europe and African like you who is against this miracle man from Zimbabwe are buying his books and see him as a mentor

  • God has never ask for a good speech to use us.he need a messed up body to glorify himself

  • Moses aikakama asi akashandiswa namwari zvakadaro.

  • Apostle Paul had a thorn in flesh but God gave him this reply in 2 Corinthians 12 v 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  • Soko rinoti usatonge nekuti unozotongwa it’s better to keep quite pane kutaura zvausingazivi.

  • saka yamuchazoti ndiyo chechi chaiyo n deipi dzese dzakaipa

  • God be the Glory

  • Even Jesus’ disciple’s asked him that, is this person blind because the parents sinned or was blind and Jesus said it was made so that when they get healed the name of the Lord will be Glorified. A lot of pple are being blessed and healed by this man of God Ezekiel Junior.

    I ussualy sees those who opposes man of God are the very people who will come to be healed by them again when they are in critical conditions.This question u are asking God who created this evangelist so wait small God will give you the answer.Even the time of Jesus they later believed that he was the son of God after.

  • God is faithful

  • It’s not an adopted son. It’s their biological child. Mai Guti in a TV interview once said she felt that the devil attacked their child to make them curse God. But she said they refused and remain steadfast as a testimony to their congregants who face challenges like this.

  • It is well

  • Saddddddd……

  • Mhoroi kule