Deputy Government Spokesperson Energy Mutodi says the government recognizes Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa as a true Man of God and pleaded with him sand other Prophets to lead the nation in praying to God for His intervention amidst the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday the UFIC leader was angry after the media branded him as a false prophet who lied that he prophesied the coming of the Coronavirus.
Said Mutodi, "We have no doubt that prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is a true man of God. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa is calling upon all prophets to intercede for the nation and save our great country Zimbabwe."
In an emotionally charged up sermon delivered on Sunday through social media, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa said it is him who saved Mnangagwa's life prophetically and he went on to appoint small boys who should be grateful to him instead of fighting him.
This is not the first time that Makandiwa has ruffled feathers with the ZANU PF elite.
In 2019, Makandiwa was heard on audio saying his wife Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa had some clothes impounded at the airport when they saw her name and the second-hand clothes she had imported for donation to Cyclone Idai victims.
He also said he sent a haulage truck with food to help the poor at a certain place and the political leadership of the area barred him from doing so and accused his team of campaigning under the guise of delivering food.