'Weed out fake prophets'

IT COULD soon become a criminal offence to falsely claim the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, if Harare East Zanu PF member of Parliament Terrence Mukupe  has his way.

This comes as Mukupe has said he will move a motion in the National Assembly to establish legislation to weed out false prophets.

Meanwhile, church mother bodies in Zambia have urged their government to remain resolute and not allow “false prophets” to take over the ministry of God in that country.

Flamboyant preacher and founder of the Spirit Embassy church, Uebert Angel, was recently denied entry into Zambia.
The charismatic Angel and his entourage were turned away at Lusaka International Airport by President Edgar Lungu’s government after  being deemed unwanted visitors.

“Kudos to President Lungu for banning Eubert Angel and (Shepherd) Bushiri from setting foot in Zambia. There is nothing Godly about these fraudsters,” Mukupe said, adding that he knew both men personally before they ascended to their current “celestial” positions.

“The gospel is for free. Eubert had nothing when he first came into the country and used my car to run around, all of a sudden with no business he paraded himself as a multi-millionaire,” Mukupe exclaimed.

“ . . .  Bushiri stayed at my uncle’s house in Ruwa, about five years ago and had nothing, now all of a sudden he has several private jets. We need to legislate and stop this daylight thievery.

“I thank God we have true Men of God like Ezekiel Guti, Tom Deuschle, Tudor Bismark, pastor Madziyire, evangelist Saungweme, father Mukonori, pastor Mukwananzi, bishop Manjoro .

“The gospel is for free. We probably need to legislate these fraudsters out of business and protect the vulnerable.”
Mukupe’s outburst comes as cleric Noah Pashapa became one of the few prominent local clergymen to repeat his open questioning of the claimed powers of Zimbabwe’s ubiquitous, self-styled prophets.

Pashapa, who leads the Life and Liberty Churches International, hailed Lungu’s administration for having taken the decision.
Angel, who has since rebranded his Spirit Embassy to the Good News Church, was on May 4 held for several hours at Lusaka International Airport before being denied entry into Zambia, where he was to participate at a massive church gathering.

Born Uebert Mudzanire, and who relocated to the United Kingdom (UK) three years ago amid claims by one of his former congregants that he had been duped by the 38-year-old preacher, is not shy to blow his horn and flaunt his wealth.

He had a number of brushes with authorities, including being linked with so-called miracle money and being placed on the police wanted list on allegations of defrauding a Harare man of his luxury vehicle worth $300 000.

Angel’s warrant of arrest involving the car was later cancelled by former provincial magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe after the complainant in the case indicated that he had opted for an out-of-court settlement with the then accused. —Farayi Machamire [GoogleAd]

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