Makandiwa Wants $6,5m Lawsuit Dismissed
United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife, Prophetess Ruth, are seeking dismissal of the $6,5 million claim pressed against them by a Harare couple over alleged false prophecies, arguing that the suit was “frivolous” and “vexatious”.
Mr Upenyu and Mrs. Blessing Mashangwa — both ex-UFIC members — claim they lost a fortune after being misled by false prophecies.
They allege that Prophet Makandiwa in 2012 misrepresented that they would encounter a “debt cancellation miracle” and encouraged them to continue “seeding”.
However, the couple’s house in Marlborough, according to the claim, was later attached and sold for $500 000 instead of $700 000.
They are now demanding the $700 000 from Prophet Makandiwa.
The Mashangwas also want Prophet Makandiwa to pay them $1,7 million for recommending a de-registered lawyer who was to dupe them, among other claims.