MAKANDIWA HITS BACK AT SUING COUPLE
UFIC leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has hit back at business couple Mr Upenyu Mashangwa and his wife, Blessing, saying the claim that they paid US$1,1 million in tithes and offerings is a “blue lie”.
The UFIC leader’s lawyer, Advocate Lewis Uriri urged the court to protect itself from abuse at the hands of the litigants (Mashangwa couple) who “brought the suit without serious intention to obtain relief”.
“Equally groundless and inconsistent with common sense is the respondents’ allegation that they made contributions to the tune of US$1,1 million into the third applicant (UFIC) as led by the first and second applicants (the Makandiwas).
“It is submitted and therefore trite to note that tithes and offerings constitute 10 percent of the giver’s income.
In the instant, if the allegation by the respondents is true that they gave US$1,1 million as offerings, it automatically turns out that their net worth was above US$11 million as at the time they disassociated from the third applicant. It is contended that it is impossible that the respondents could be having that net worth.
Prophet Makandiwa said the lawsuit to recover the tithes lacks seriousness and is meant to harass and annoy him.