HARARE – Popular Zimbabwean prosperity gospel preacher Emmanuel Makandiwa, on Saturday night launched his ministry brand under his name, a move meant to transform the church’s influence in the marketplace.
Makandiwa and his wife, Ruth, founded the United Family International Church (UFIC) — a church which commands a strong following in the country.
The “Emmanuel Makandiwa” official brand launch was graced by the cleric’s spiritual father Victor Kusi Boateng who described Makandiwa as a “man who is the totality of perfection”.
“In this generation it is difficult to find a man like Makandiwa…but the reason why Makandiwa is more than a brand but a movement is because he is a totality of perfection.
“I challenge you Zimbabweans …let us arise and shine, and preserve what is ours, what belongs to us…conscientise yourself that it is starting as a brand but in its totality, it is a movement… a movement that government needs…”
Ghana-based entrepreneur Randy Osae Bediako, said the brand’s icon which has an angelic icon on top of three stripes two of which are in gold, on top a purple base — represents the global mission that God has sent the UFIC leader to carry out.
In the past, Makandiwa has given accurate prophecies on other countries more recently when he predicted xenophobic attacks that rocked Zambia in April, exactly nine days before they began.
Already, under the Emmanuel Makandiwa brand, a book — Spiritual Fatherhood — authored by the cleric has been published and four more — How to Avoid Expiration, The Billionaire’s Mindset, God Wants You To Prosper — are expected to be published in the near future.
Makandiwa who has also been co-authoring monthly devotional books with his wife also owns a free-to-air television channel ChristTv and as a businessman he is into mining and owns a company which trades on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.