Born on this day in 1983 in Ngezi, Mhondoro, the cleric has managed to beat the odds and achieved his own rags-to-riches story. His rise to success is a testimony that one doesn’t have to be born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth to achieve great things. He believes with God, there’s always an appointed time for things, and when you put Him first, trust in His timing and keep the faith, miracles really do happen.
PHD Senior Overseer Admire Mango said the charismatic preacher’s story was that of faith which turned into a massive fortune. According to him, all the wonders people are experiencing from Prophet Magaya started when he was at his mother’s cottage at House No. 18642 in the dusty streets of the town of Chitungwiza.
Before he got married, he used to share the small space with his parents with him sleeping in the kitchen. A sight of the bed and wardrobe which were Prophet Magaya’s most prized possession and now looks like a terribly poor situation is also testimony that not all people reaching the pinnacle of success comes from money.
Prophet Magaya is a true example of how God and faith can get you from poverty to prosperity. From that humble beginning, Prophet Magaya who is also a philanthropist still lives and commands a simple life which seems detached from many calling themselves prophets. He runs one of Zimbabwe’s and possibly Africa’s largest venture funds called Planet Africa, which assists in projects such as building stadiums, residential houses and stimulating entrepreneurship. It is also constructing housing units in Harare, Chitungwiza and Bulawayo.
He also runs upmarket Yadah Hotel in Waterfalls suburb in Waterfalls, Harare. The giant guesthouse was built in a record four months and officially opened its doors to the public in 2017. Among other facilities, it boasts of villas, conference rooms and modern well-furnished rooms that can accommodate about 2 000 people while villas for VIP guests will take about 100. It has hosted some famous guests, including the senior men’s national football team. Additionally, it hosts overseas visitors to Prophet Magaya‘s church every week and features expensive hand-selected materials and finishings and is bedecked with imported ornaments.
The charismatic preacher also owns a first of its kind in Zimbabwe $17-million marble cutting and polishing factory, equipped with state-of-the-art machinery which can generate a cumulative US$100 million annually.
Prophet Magaya is also into farming and is the owner of premiership side Yadah Stars.
Although he describes his journey as a rollercoaster, it has not been free from withering criticism, stern and serious allegations that range from sexual assault, fraud to contravening laws of the land.
To celebrate his 36th birthday, the cleric made a video in which he speaks on some of the challenges and shortcomings he has faced in his spiritual journey that kicked off when he was only 29.
Asked to state some of his failures this far, the man of cloth who in the video is dressed in nothing but laymen clothes highlighted among others that he was not perfect, that there were moments that he didn’t listen to God, and also touched on his highly controversial self-proclaimed cure for HIV/AIDS and Cancer, Aguma, which saw the courts convicting him for publicly announcing without following proper health etiquette.
Watch the video below:
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