Charismatic man of the cloth, Prophet Uebert Angel has been officially appointed to an executive post of the Government by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Prophet Ubert Angel will serve as “Special Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large” for the country. His remit covers Europe, North America, South America and Central America. Prophet Angel was sworn in today at the State House.
The founder of the Spirit Embassy: Goodnews Church, who is based in the United Kingdom, has been in Zimbabwe for the last two weeks undergoing an induction and training programme for diplomats.
According to senior government officials, President Mnangagwa appointed Prophet Angel as an Ambassador at Large because he believes that the preacher can leverage his international profile to benefit Zimbabwe.
Speaking after he was sworn in, Prophet Uebert Angel said that he will use his vast business experience and connections to raise the country’s profile and to bring investors into the country. He also said that he will hit the ground running and that he will be assisted by his wife, Prophetess Beverly Angel.
Angel has been involved in philanthropic works in the country through his Uebert Angel Foundation. Over the years, the flamboyant prophet who is also runs various business entities, has donated food hampers and supplements to thousands of people across Zimbabwe. In one of the more publicised donations, Prophet Uebert Angel donated seven tonnes of maize-meal to First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and her Angel of Hope Foundation for onward distribution to the needy.
Radio54 will be be speaking to Angel soon about his new appointment and other wide-ranging issues.
By Eric Knight