Monday, August 07, 2017

In Zimbabwe, Businessman Sues Church Leader For False Prophecies of A Debt Cancellation Miracle

In Zimbabwe, a suit was filed last week against United Family International Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth.  According to Bulawayo24 News, former members of the church-- a businessman and his wife from the country's capital of Harare-- are seeking damages of $6.5 million (US), claiming that the Church leader through false prophecies and fraud convinced them to donate over $1.1 million (US) over a 5-year period by telling them that this would lead to a debt cancellation miracle. Plaintiffs also seek damages for various related conduct, including the Church leader's convincing them to hire a disbarred lawyer to try to recover $1.7 million from a lender.