United Family International Church (UFIC) founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has cautioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa against making life tougher for ordinary Zimbabweans just trying to make ends meet.
Makandiwa’s warning comes hot on the heels of Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube unveiling the 2024 national budget, which has faced widespread criticism for being ‘anti-people’.
The budget introduced a slew of taxes, including a wealth tax and a sugar tax, leaving many discontented.
In a recent sermon, Makandiwa encouraged his followers to venture into business to secure their livelihoods. He urged them to speak up when the government enforces challenging policies hindering their operations.
Emmanuel Makandiwa went on to announce that he plans to have a candid conversation with President Mnangagwa, cautioning him that persisting with policies that make life difficult for Zimbabweans may lead to a dire prophecy. He urged the Zanu PF government to allow its citizens to take care of their families.
“Vanopopota vachipopota. Vanotaura vachitaura. Endai munoita mari. Itai mari. Pamunenge maita matambudziko muchiomeserwa nehurumende musavhare muromo, taurai. Mundiudza ndonovaudza ava kuti ‘mukaramba muchidai tinopa chimwe chiporofita futi. Tinopa chimwe chiporofita. Regedzai vanhu vasimuke. Vanhu vakomborerwe. Vanhu vachengete mhuri dzavo’,” Emmanuel Makandiwa declared to deafening cheers.
A Call for Perseverance
Makandiwa then motivated his congregation to persevere in their financial pursuits and declared that God is actively working in Zimbabwe.
“Handei tinonamata tichishanda. Vamwe venyu munyama wamuinawo ndewekuti magarisa munyika imwe chete. Hamuna kumbofamba nyika dzevamwe. Zvirikuitika munyika muno hazvisi kuitika kune dzimwe nyika. Maitwa sei imi? God is at work in this country,” Makandiwa said.