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‘The problem is US$300k BMW is expensive to you, not me’- Makandiwa

United Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said the BMW 7-Series he bought reportedly for the cost of US$300 000 was cheap to him, bluntly telling critics that what may be expensive to them is affordable to him.

Responding to stinging criticism for purchasing a luxurious BMW 7-Series reportedly worth US$300 000, the flamboyant preacher said he has never bought an expensive car nor built an expensive house in his life.

‌Makandiwa said apart from being a church leader, he is also a successful businessman.

“How do I respond to people when someone asks, ‘What do you think of a prophet who buys an expensive car? ”

“If I had to tell you what to say, you are not the right person to defend me. I would rather have that person ask me because I have never in my life bought an expensive car. If it was expensive, I would not have even bought it.

“I don’t know what is wrong with people, I have only bought cheap cars, I have only built cheap houses.

“The problem is it is expensive to you. It’s your money that you want to use to buy what I have bought.

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“So, the term expensive, whose term is that. I am smart enough to know when the product is expensive and I will not buy it because I can’t.

“Have I stopped sending my children to school because of a house that I have built? So vara rekuti expensive ririkubva kupi,” he said.

Makandiwa warned people to mind their own business.

“Bhutsu inonzi iri expensive ndeye marii, phone inonzi iri expensive ndeyemarii.

“Tikaona miromo yaoma nenzara uine iPhone 14 muhomwe isina airtime futi, iyoyo ndiyo inonzi expensive. Ibvai maenda kudzimba muchizviziva.

“Why do you think about people’s money? Some people think that all we do is preach; we are good at preaching.

“Mwachewe tikapinda mumabhindauko tinobata basa sebasa. We have a lot of products to sell.

“Why because, money is everywhere there is a problem. Where there is a problem, there is money. Ibva munyaya dzevanhu,” Makandiwa said.