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Prophet W. Magaya And E. Makandiwa: Zimbabwe's ‘Prophetic Jewels’?

Harare – Traditionally classified as a spirit territorial terrain, Chitungwiza is gradually becoming a Christian dominion, while Chaminuka...

Harare – Traditionally classified as a spirit territorial terrain, Chitungwiza is gradually becoming a Christian dominion, while Chaminuka – a trusted spirit medium stronghold roams within. And once hailed for its sporting exploits plus musical flair – all has been overtaken.

Today, potent servants of God stand firm, stamping their authority in the ever-expanding town. The dormitory town tag is seemingly evaporating by the day to adopt the title of Worship Centre. To date – it has nurtured many prominent servants of God. 
Arguably, the initiator of the largest church in figures Prophet Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries is a proud product of the town. 
Prophet Walter Magaya
Though he presently functions from the capital – Waterfalls to be exact, the magnetic miracle performer is a former catholic with his footprints firmly imprinted in the dusty suburb of Seke in Chitungwiza.

A Catholic by birth, a Pentecostal by calling, his church commands in excess of 50 000 congregates per service. His humble upbringing can be traced back to Seke as per information gleaned from his website. 

It is said his following swelled from a mere 500 people to mammoth figures, with believers drawn from all over with the birth of his church in 2012.

The product of Chitungwiza has recently embarked on visitations to various towns and cities to perform deliverance duties. Even if his ghetto past might not be residual, he has often spoken of his connection with the famous town in his sermons. 
Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa
Affiliate assemblies from PHD Ministries are sprouting around the town. Though controversy has stalked him non-stop, Prophet Magaya cannot be denied his firm Chitungwiza roots that have been buttressed by his immense following.

His ripple effects have been felt across the nation including musical, sporting and business spheres. 

His generous makeup has won him associates across the national divide – the Zimbabwean women’s soccer team has periodically benefited.

Contrary, his recent move to suspend sermons during his absence, while he was holed in South Africa conducting crusades has left many questioning this motive. 

In his defense, he stated, ‘he was like John the Baptist and his talent starts and ends with him’. Still, many are not convinced when he mentions that, ‘his gathering is a movement and not a church’. 

And he mentioned to a Johannesburg broadcaster that he was a ‘trillionare’ in the spirit.
White Garment Worshipers Are Common In Zimbabwe 

The name Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is synonymous with a gigantic church under construction in Chitungwiza. The vast synagogue has consumed 9 600 m2 of space on a 16 hectare plot. 

The wonders are not exhausted there. After completion, the hall will accommodate the first-ever elevators in the outskirts town.

Sadly, the development has been stalled by various court challenges – the recent being an environmental dispute since the stand is in a waterlogged area. 

Yet, white garment churches have worshiped in the vicinity with less trouble. He is reported to have parted with $2 million to acquire the land.

In a recent interview, the construction was said to be a “direct instruction from God” to the charismatic Prophet. 
Artistic Impression Of Emmanuel Makandiwa's Church
The vast gathering often brings brisk business to the town, not limited to commuter operators and vendors. Conservative estimates predict around $30 000 exchange hands each Sunday. 

The revered Prophet spent his secondary days at Zengeza High 1 School, before he led Hebron assembly under the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) banner in Seke, before he founded United Family International Church (UFIC) in 2010.

In Prophet Makandiwa, Chitungwiza has found its tourism and business jewel. His service unleashes an avalanche of various business deals. 

The construction of his Basilica has opened employment opportunities to the town’s redundant residence, with the majority of the workforce drawn from the nearby community. 

As of writing, the construction has since resumed though ‘spiritual glitches’ could hamper progress. His recent Judgment Night 3 convention courted controversy after he cursed someone who had “come to test his God-given power” by unleashing a terminal sickness.
The Overflow Section At PHD Ministries 

The white garments saga
The contemporary debate initiated by Prophet Magaya concerning white garment churches is not alien to him. He witnessed weekly gatherings on open spaces dotted across the town. 

The sects he labeled as manipulated by water-borne spirits have added flair to the congregation in the town since time in memorial.

Mapositori have added their spiritual flair and voices to the Christian debates raging in the country besides commanding a huge following. It is common to witness different floral dressing on various open spaces around the town at weekends.

However, their secretive operations have initiated recurrent debates on their perceived relationship with marine spirits due to their insistence to administer water-borne features harvested within water bodies. 
White Garment Have Been Attacked For Using Water Bodies
In addition, their worship sites are dominated by water plants such as reeds, while their faithful are sternly barred from wearing shoes during services. 

According to Christian observers, “this practice may result in the manifestation of demons.” 

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