Wednesday, 28 October 2015
come out with an unconventional strategy for passing exams. All you need
to do is buy a pen.
A Prophet identified as Sham Hungwe, in
Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, has attrated considerable attention
after he began selling hundreds of special, ‘anointed’ pens to local
He told members of the House of Grace International
Church, during a sermon that the miracle pens will help students pass
exams without even studying. According to him, "It is anointed and I
declare passes when your children sit for exams; when you sit for
exams," he said
The pastor has sold a lot of the pens for
different prices ranging from $1 to $2 especially as the ‘O’ and ‘A’
level exams coming up. According to him, the more you pay, the higher
the chances to pass the exams.
According to Oddity Central,
several believers scrambled to secure the pens for themselves or their
children, especially after one of the congregants testified that he
scored 14 points on his ‘A’ level last year with Prophet Sham’s special
pen. The testimony boosted sales, with one woman paying over $10 for a
"They are said to work for anyone who is sitting for
any test. My son is not very bright and I think this will help him. With
the knowledge he has acquired and this pen from the man of God, I think
it is going to work," a woman said.
Pastor Sham’s stunt was
severely criticized by local politicians and the media. Some of them
even called for his arrest, accusing him of ruining the standard of
education in the city and mocking people’s religious sentiments.
journalist identified as Stanley Mushava wrote; "Anointing cannot be
commodified because you can only set a price on it and put the Holy
Spirit up for sale by making God cheap and finite. This should not be
allowed to go on."
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