Prophet Angel rocks South Africa
HARARE – Popular Zimbabwean preacher and founder of Spirit Embassy Church, Uebert Angel last week rocked South Africa where he preached his controversial brand of gospel he calls “good news” to a packed Mt Zion, Beula Park Conference Centre in Germiston and at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
After a year of negative publicity in which he was also accused of buying an improperly imported car, Angel, who is now based in the United States where among his followers are entertainment gurus, the flamboyant preacher is said to have put up a good show.
A church official, Tendai Mhlanga who attended the show last Friday, said:
“Prophet Angel has withstood all the attacks and continues to rock believers and non-believers alike with a brand of revelatory gospel some describe as very controversial but hugely scholarly and intelligible.
“The overflow crowds showing up to hear Angel preaching are a testament not only to his current popularity but the practicality of his teachings as he spreads the good news that is the Word of God.”
“Tens of thousands of people filled Mt Zion, Beula Park Conference Centre, so much so the meeting had to be held in the open air space with three football size grounds acting as overflows at the venue, with people occupying the hill and crowds of those unable to fit into venue stretching back for kilometres along the road outside the venue.”
Voted as Zimbabwe’s most flamboyant male at the recently held Zimbabwe Model Awards 2015 and his outreach in Africa, Europe and now the US where he is based, church members who attended the South Africa events said Angel did Zimbabwe proud.
Angel also preached at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, for what was dubbed “The Encounter” conference.
“So popular was the Encounter South Africa conference, the crowd controlling agents, JOC who work under the auspices of South African Police Services (Saps), sold tickets as a crowd control measure.
“Tickets were limited to one per person per day. Officials at the event expressed disappointment at the fact that JOC imposed a fee to the event which was advertised as a free entry event in order to control the number of people and avoid a disaster in the wake of the TB Joshua building collapse in Nigeria few months ago.
“Many who had gone without tickets were disheartened when they were turned away at the gates, much to the disappointment of the organisers who had hoped that all and sundry would come to see, hear and be blessed by the much loved prophet of good news, Uebert Angel,” said another Spirit Embassy official, Tamuka Mukoko.
Mukoko claimed Angel’s success has not been welcomed by some even within the Christian family.
“We are damaging ourselves in the Christian circles. We hear within the Christian circles that the real stirrers of Angel’s troubles are well known men of God, who are enraged by his seemingly unstoppable progress,” said Mukoko.
The Daily News efforts to get a comment from Angel have all been in vain as he maintains a strict code of a media blackout. Daily News