It pays to be a prophet in Zimbabwe and there seem to be no end to things the so called men of God can sell to make money.

Worshipers  at Goodness and Mercy Ministries had to part with $10 each to buy what were termed anointed umbrellas.

 The umbrellas, the church leader Prophet Freddy said, he had divine powers to protect owners from lightning strikes and storms during this rainy season.

The umbrellas were also said to have the ability to protect congregants from evil spirits.

“God instructed me to pray for these umbrellas and there will be no member of this church who will buy the umbrella and get struck by lightning or will be tormented by demons. 2017 is a year of overtaking and this year we shall overtake if you have faith, God will use these umbrellas to perform miracles, signs and wonders,” said prophet Freddy.

There were loud cheers and ululations from the followers who then flocked to the altar to buy the umbrellas. As congregants stampeded for the umbrellas, some got injured as they were trying to get hold of the first umbrella that the church leader Prophet Freddy had offered for free to his congregants. One of the ladies who was part of the scuffle, said she was injured as she tried to get the umbrella.