Uebert Angel, the founder and leader of Spirit Embassy, The Good News Church, is now paying tuition fees to over 1 000 students at the country’s various institutions of higher learning.
Angel, born Hubert Mudzanire, is the Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large to Europe and the Americas (OPEAAL).
The Herald reports that the scholarship, which targets students at tertiary institutions from disadvantaged backgrounds, is an apolitical facility that has been welcomed by students across the country.
In a statement, the (OPEAAL) said Angel is sponsoring “from his own pocket without recourse to public or Government funds, was founded in honour of President Mnangagwa. Further reads the statement:
It is built on the recommendations of HE President Mnangagwa’s principle to assist all Zimbabweans regardless of their political affiliations. The initiative is aiming at paying tuition for 10 000 Universities and college students.
The NUST Vice-Chancellor Prof Dlodlo expressed utmost appreciation for such an initiative after 50 students benefited from such initiative.
The Principal of Gweru Poly Mr Chandiwana also praised President Mnangagwa for assisting students.
Angel’s donations have, however, divided the nation, with critics saying those students could be paying fees for themselves in a functional economy.