By Harmony Agere
A Harare man has added an interesting twist to the raging debate about prophets by claiming that United Family International Church leader, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, raised his son from the dead.
In a week when Bulawayo-based Prophet Blessing Chiza of Faith in God Eagle Life Assembly found himself in the eye of a storm after his “prophecy” of the Warriors beating Libya 3-0 failed to materialise, Caleb Ndachengedzwa has come up with claims that are set to take the debate to a higher level.
Ndachengedzwa, who was featured on Radio Zimbabwe’s Kwayedza/Kusile programme last week, told The Sunday Mail that he had decided to come to the Press with his “testimony”, a good seven months after it allegedly took place, “because of the current debate over resurrection miracles.”
“There has been so much talk about resurrection miracles and I have decided to come out to say that these things are possible and I confidently say so because my son Easylife was raised from the dead by Prophet Makandiwa on 30 June last year,” he said.
On the day in question, Ndachengedzwa claims that his son, who was diagnosed with a neurological problem, collapsed and “died” at their home.
“I knew that he was dead because I tested his pulse and realised his heart was not beating,” he said.
“My wife and I then decided to take him to the man of God because I had faith he would help us.
“When we arrived at the City Sports Centre, the church’s medical team did some examinations. After that they would not let us see the prophet and offered us to hire a taxi for us to take him to the hospital, but we declined.
“Their decision to bar us from attending the service with our son, coupled with their offer to hire a taxi instead of calling an ambulance, only indicated to me that my son had died.”
Ndachengedzwa added that he later managed to sneak into the service.
“When we sneaked into the service we started to shout to the man of God who came to pray for our son and he came back to life.
“Shortly after that, the medical team came and told me that when they had conducted the examination, they had discovered that Easylife was dead which is why they had refused to let us in.”
Prophet Makandiwa’s spokesman, Pastor Prime Kufakunesu, said: “This is one of the many resurrections we have witnessed.
“The man of God would rather have people listen to his sermons than watch the miracles he performs because he insists that the word of God is greater than any miracle or any prophecy.
“Nevertheless, such great works will always find their way into the public domain and in this case the family felt obliged to tell the world about their miracle,” he said.
Pastor Kufakunesu added that the church has evidence “of many such resurrection miracles on video.”
Interestingly, the claims by Ndachengedzwa come at a time Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya is also claiming that he has raised the dead at his church. Sunday Mail