President Mnangagwa addressed thousands of the Johanne Masowe Wevadzidzi VaJesu Church led by Mudzidzi Wimbo yesterday.
Mnangagwa who was invited by the church elders to grace their annual meeting received a rousing welcome from thousands of Johanne Masowe Wevadzidzi vaJesu followers who are attending a gathering in Shamva.
Madzibaba Wimbo is famed for his 1957 prophecy where he predicted that a man with the name of an angel Gabriel would be independent Zimbabwe’s first leader, which came to pass in 1980.
Last year, Mnangagwa visited the same Wimbo at his shrine and got involved in a bizarre church rite, with the popular prophet telling the gathering that the then VP needed help if he were to ascend to the presidency.
The army intervention was interpreted by many as the help that Wimbo had prophesied.
Aaron Mhukuta Gomo (94), is greatly revered in the apostolic sect, In the lineage of this sect, Mudzidzi Wimbo is the third leader having been appointed by the Spirit. Yet he was not even related to his predecessor.
The founder, Shonhiwa Masedze Sixpence, had 300 wives, yet amongst all his children he never appointed any of them but Wimbo.
Last year’s visit.