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Kwanele Dube



Kwanele Dube is a Zimbabwe native who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In news reports he is referred to as a Christian and a prophet.

The 12 Apostles Church prophet, originally comes from the Sikhobokhobo area of Nkayi, in rural Matabeleland North, is doing wonders in the neighbouring country, where he uses empty beer bottles to perform miracles.

Recovering stolen motor vehicle, healing the terminally ill and women who have been barren for decades, fortifying marriages and giving lucky charms to the desperate is the daily routine for Dube, who operates from a hill in Yeoville, near central Johannesburg . [...]

Unlike most modern-day prophets who meander around people’s problems even after having been briefed by the client, Dube does not wait to be told of one’s predicament, but makes the client sit in silence as he tears into what brought them to his church, mentioning their and their absent relatives’ names and even cellphone numbers on first sight. He can even relate a map of one’s village in Lupane, Mhondoro or Chituripasi and even tell what kind of property they are keeping in their houses without having been there. [...]

After giving his prophecy, Dube usually prescribes solutions, which usually revolve around being splashed with cold water early in the morning for some days, being prayed for while in the middle of a running stream and being rubbed with coarse salt.

But the most common factor in all the prescriptions is what has made Dube even more popular – smashing beer bottles on a rock that he first prays on, or what the prophet calls “ukubhomba” (bombing).

The empty bottles are first half filled with clear water that the prophet would have first prayed for, the owner shaking it and prayerfully saying what they want to achieve in their lives, before smashing the bottle, sending splinters of angry protests from the bottle. [...]

In a recent interview with Zimdiaspora, Dube, whose parents were also members of the same church, says he realised his prophetic gift at the tender age of 13, while still in his rural home.

“I would see visions while asleep and at the age of 15, I began to see things in my dream that would later become real, like people getting involved in accidents,” said Dube.

“I however became so powerful about three years ago, after going on a fast in the bush for more than seven days. That is when I reached the stage you are seeing now.” [...]

“Right now, whenever I start praying for someone, I see visions as if on a colour television and that is how I get to relate things to people,” added the prophet.

“Among the biggest deeds I have performed, I have managed to tell people where their stolen cars are and helped them get them back. I have also prayed for people who have been married for over a decade without having children and helped them conceive. I have also healed the sick and reversed medical operations that would have already been documented for the pregnant.”

The prophet has also been rewarded tremendously by those he has helped solve their problems.

“Someone bought a house for me in Pumula North in 2009, I have also been given nine herd of cattle and a happy client deposited a flat that I am living in here in Johannesburg,” added Dube, who helps people for free at his ever-growing church and charges R50 for those who visit his house, which is always teeming with people either seeking help or giving him gifts in appreciation.

He adds that his solutions all come as visions for each problem that he has been shown and have seldom failed for those who truly believe in God.
- Source: Zimbabwean preacher performing "biblical" miracles in South Africaoffsite, Zimdiaspora, Feb. 17, 2011

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This post was last updated: Jan. 24, 2012