Popular self proclaimed prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Uebert Angel's amazing miracles were copied from a Ghanaian prophet who was deported from Zimbabwe in 2007 but is now back!
In an interview, Prophet Tutu who hails from Ghana and heads the Miracle Gate church International, claimed many people who were following him before his deportation are now following the charismatic pair who have taken the country by storm as they reportedly mesmerise their followers with different miracles.
"I have not met them (Makandiwa and Angel) but they know me. The two heard about me through their spiritual father who is a very close friend of mine as we are both from Ghana," said Prophet Tutu.
Makandiwa and Angel share the same 'spiritual father', Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, who is from Ghana. My Zimbabwe can exclusively reveal that first to know Prophet Boateng was Prophet Angel and by then Makandiwa still using the title 'Pastor' or 'Reverend' at times. My Zimbabwe is in possession of Makandiwa's sermon where he revealed that Angel 'helped him' to become a son of the prophetic at a time when his future in the ministry was almost shuttered.
Prophet Tutu said since he turned to Zimbabwe three months ago, his congregation swelled despite the fact that some of his followers had turned to Makandiwa's United Family International and Angel's Spirit Embassy church.
"Before they (Makandiwa and Angel) started their own churches, they heard about our church. They know and they heard about us while some of their members who are there are from here. The next people who witnessed the way I moved are them and they started their own churches," said Tutu.
The Ghanaian prophet who claims to heal afflictions such as Aids and cancer, also took a swipe at Makandiwa who recently dared pastors in the country to test whether he is a true man of God as doubters questioned his claims that gold would rain from the sky.
"We are not afraid to be examined. All pastors and bishops in Zimbabwe, except sangomas, should come and pray for me for one hour and when they finish I will only need five seconds to pray for them and let's see who is possessed," Makandiwa said then.
However, Tutu cautioned the somewhat enigmatic flamboyant church leader whose rags to riches tale has left many with unanswered questions.
"One thing I can say is I will not go forward as he said. I would advise my brother to correct himself. He should not have said that. The Bible said we will tread on scorpions but it does not mean that when you see scorpions we should step on them as they will bite you. We are all humans and sometimes we make mistakes during our utterances," said Tutu.
Makandiwa and Angel could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.