A PICTURE has been released showing Zimbabwean preachers Emmanuel Makandiwa and Urbert Angel meeting the iconic former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The photograph shows Mandela, clutching two newspapers, flanked by Makandiwa of the United Family International Church and Angel who is the founder of the Spirit Embassy.
It was not clear when or where the picture was taken, but it was released on the internet by officials from Angel’s Spirit Embassy on Monday.
Mandela, who turns 94 on July 18, announced in 2009 that he was withdrawing almost entirely from public life in order to rest and spend time with his family.
He said at the time: “Don't call me, I will call you.”
Access to the African liberation icon who has withdrawn to his home town of Qunu has been mainly limited to his family since then, and his decision to meet the Zimbabwean preachers would appear to be a major coup for the two men who are set to host a men-only convention at the City Sports Centre in Harare from August 22-25.