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Published: February 23, 2013
The Harare based preacher prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has defended so called ‘miracle baby’ wonders he has been performing in Zimbabwe which have been however dismissed by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara.
Speaking during a UK conference in Manchester city on Thursday night, Makandiwa said people were castigating him for the extraordinary miracles at a time when they know babies can stay in the womb for longer than 9 months.
His statements come as it was claimed a woman gave birth within three (3) days from original conception following the prophet’s prayers.
Makandiwa defended himself:
If a child is born after 11 or twelve months people don’t question or say anything. But once they hear that Makandiwa did a miracle and a child was born earlier than normal, then they start saying something is wrong.
Dismissed as dubious by Mutambara
But Makandiwa’s miracle baby wonders were this week dismissed by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara (pictured-above) who labelled them dubious.
Responding to a parly question by Mbire MP Paul Mazikana who asked him if the prophets who are causing delivery of a baby within three days, could be considered a tourist attraction, Mutambara rubbished them calling them dubious miracles.
“If you want to talk about religious, cultural and historical tourism – all I can say is we have better things to show in Zimbabwe than miracle babies or money,” said Mutambara .
“We have our own spiritual attractions like Mbuya Nehanda and national shrines like Great Zimbabwe and Matopos to show … the concept of religious organisations who produce miracle babies and miracle money as tourist attractions is dubious,” he said.