Bushiri gets South Africa politicians backing: Malema, Minister Gigaba pay spiritual visit to Malawian prophet

Malawi’s most famous – and wealthiest – prophet Shepherd Bushiri who is based in South Africa ministering his Enlightment Christian Gathering church has received a boost of that country’s prominent politicians who have given their weight to his the Man of God, saying his calling is a blessing to the rainbow nation.

Bushiri and South African's Home Affairs minister

Bushiri and South African’s Home Affairs minister

Malema and Bushiri after meeting

Malema and Bushiri after meeting

Bushiri, since his return from Malawi where he had gone for charity initiatives, has received in audience of two influential South African politicians. He has been visited by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi  Nkanyezi Gigaba and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

The two politicians separately paid a “spiritual visit” to Prophet Bushiri the ‘Major 1’ to meet and create friendship with this son of Africa.

Bushiri is getting more famous for his prophesies faith healing and humanitarian work.

The South African Home Affairs Minister told Bushiri that the government of President Jacob Zuma is impressed with people of meaningful development ideas that help economy of the continent’s second largest economy like ‘Major 1’.

He assured him that South Africa is “pleased” to have progressive religious leaders like Prophet Bushiri and other preachers of his calibre.

“I personally love preachers like Bushiri who are humble and don’t depend on the church offerings but learn to rely on themselves,” he said after the meeting.

The Minister said he was pleased to note that Bushiri, apart from his faith work, he is an entrepreneur of high repute.

During the meeting with Malema, a controversial but prominent politician in the economic giant nation, Bushiri said he was humbled with the visit.

Malema said he had visited the Malawian prophet to ask for blessings for the journey ahead and praised Bushiri as a “great inspiration.”

“We must not take his success for a play but learn from him,” said Malema.

Malema advised Malawians to “stop pulling down fellow Malawians if your country is to develop and also if you are to attain individual prosperity.”

The EEF leader said he strongly believes Bushiri is a “true and genuine” Man of God and that “Africa needs such men of God.”

Bushiri has been dominating headlines in Malawi and international media over his acquisition of a third jet and the charity works he has done.

As the newsmaker of the moment, Bushiri has also been dominating interview programs on Malawi television stations, Zodiak and Times TV.

In a Times TV interview with host Brian Banda, Bushiri defended with lavish lifestyle of flying in private jet, having posh cars, repeatedly stating that it is a Malawian mentality to think men of God should be poor.

“You cannot compare now and 2000 years ago. Jesus was using a donkey or a ship and in those days a donkey was like a [Mercedes] Benz,” he said.

He also hit at “most Malawians” who “just know the verse that talks about false prophets” rising in the last days, saying the same Bible talks about God pouring his spirit on young men so that they can prophesy and see visions.

“South Africa and other African countries have welcomed me as a man of God and not as Bushiri. Malawi and some other people have welcomed me as Bushiri, but other countries have welcomed me as a prophet.

I know no matter what I can do, I will still have people in my country who will never believe me because it is biblical [that a prophet is without honour in his own country] and it has to pass,” said Bushiri.

He also defended his followers for calling him ‘Major 1’ or ‘Papa’, saying the same elements are prevalent in other churches such as Catholic.

“In the Catholic Church we call [bishops] Ambuye [Pope is called his Holiness]. If they give that name to Bushiri, the whole Malawi is going to be like he is God. But if that name is given to a Catholic priest, why is it that there is no question mark?” queried Bushiri.

Bushiri said he is not a public figure living on tax payer’s money to be dictated on his lifestyle over his

“I am not using public money to be dictated to say don’t do this; use this money to do this… It is my personal money. My wife and I work for that money and to another journalist who said ‘you are coming from a poor country, why don’t you use the money for the poor’ my answer was: praise God you have mentioned that I am coming from that poor country.

“I worked hard. Those poor people should work hard and become what they want to become and praise God, in our country, we have many people who have come from poverty, from scratch, and they are doing well. That’s what we need,” enthused Bushiri.

Bushiri is gaining a foothold in Africa from church-goers who seek to be healed and cleansed of evil spirits that stand between them and personal advancement

The miracle preacher who was appointed the president of African Christian Coalition for Israel (AFRICCI), a charity organisation, also believes he can help African governments in development matters.

Secretary General for AFRICCI Catherine Nabagesera Naava, said about Bushiri: “We have also monitored Prophet Bushiri for some time and we have realised he has been instrumental to Malawi’s development and despite being a prophet, he is also an entrepreneur and patriotic citizen. His love for investments and entrepreneurship is just so inspiring. At the same time, religious leaders have more influence on their followers than political leaders”.

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    major shepherd bushiri papa the man of god major G i will always stand by your side papa keep on prophecising man of god so that our lifes can turn around eeeeeeeyeeeeeeee.power lalala

  2. John Chambwinja says:

    Honour and Glory to God the Almighty – it is a blessing to have young Servant of God the Almighty on our times – AFRICA CELEBRATE!

  3. Victor says:

    l love this man of God. HE is truly an inspiration. Jeeeeeesus…… that’s my BOSS…

  4. john says:

    Major1 is real , iyeeeeeeEeeeee
    Prophetic google
    Prophetic gps
    I love my papa

  5. jk says:

    Malawians should stop bieng jealous to others and work hard rather than talking useless things to other fellow Malawians’ that’s why poverty is not leaving them. Work hard and things will be better

  6. KARU UNITED says:

    To minimise costs to our ailing economy, my proposal would be that, apart from holding a minimum of credible MBA, anyone aspiring to be a Malawian president come 2019, should have at least ONE personal jet.

  7. KARU UNITED says:

    Oh! How i wish i were Major 1, or King Mswati.

  8. siphiwe says:

    live the man of God a lone.its only God who will judge,nt you.

  9. I really dont understand why you people allow to be used by the devil you can say whatever you like about him and attack him but none of his hair will be lost since you are so jealous of his success he has evry right to be rich as the bible says God has given us the gold and silver to be ours so why fight him because he has taken his potion why dont you take yours?…arg!!he is prophetic gyminastic,man of God,a father,a husband God lives inside him#daddy through thick and thin and heat and rain i will always be on your side 100000000%behind you major 1

  10. OBED GADZANKU says:


  11. LoLo says:

    Devil is using you to attack Prophet Bushiri,leave him alone.You are jealous, he is a real prophet and you must stop attacking him because God will get angry and fight his battle.We love you Major1,they can say anything they want to say we won’t listen to them.They must go to hell to their father satan.

  12. mzomera wa mzomera says:

    major 1 i love you make me piece of you make me to be a man support me financially no matter what people say you’re a major 1 for real

  13. Carol says:

    Bushiri should also warn his followers about the coming of the Lord Jesus,not only with prophesies, real christians hv to be aware of the you representing Christ in this planet and also live in holiness,God is Holy and yes false prophets do miracles and even call fire from heaven,and the bible says in Mathew 24 even the very elect shall be deceived, so this guy should lead the church which is the body of Christ in righteousness and Holiness not only in prophesies and deliverance,

  14. Sapitwa says:

    So what and who cares about the person with distorted stories about sources of his riches? It all lies upon lies. Some are still fooled that he may be the first President from the North oh my foot!

  15. Buyelekhaya Nginde says:

    Julius Malema a.k.a JUJU is avery unpredictable politician. He was a staunch supporter of Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma before msholozi ascended to power.He even vowed he would kill for Zuma if it merited! No longer. Zuma and his ANC government have become the target of Malema’s vitriolic outbursts almost daily. Mr Bushiri, don’t get carried by the so-called Malema’s support!

  16. Bupe Ghambi says:

    respect me of God & you will prosper

  17. Chiko Banda says:

    If one comment or question abort Bushit Malawi attack u. The man has attacker The hearts of malawians. Not log time ago it was Ndovi and Living waters. From propert to businessman. This young man has made it it. What dos bible say abort prophets? Bushiri should tel People hon he accumilated worth so People van be ispired. How should ser him as a preacher or businessman? When did he started historia church? Believe me am not jealous just wondering because there are many question.

  18. Ellias says:

    Come rain or sunshine, am with you Major 1. Everything close to Jesus receives attack, indeed ave seen it.

    Lets move on!!! satan shame on you.

  19. Malawian2016 says:

    A malawi muja momwe tinayambira kumunyoza munthuyu tizasiya liti? Kaya umakhulupilira kuti ndi munthu wa Mulungu kaya sukhulupilira zilibe kanthu. Musiyeni munthu azichita utimiki wake he is not forcing you to believe his message. If you think he is faking, well, just don’t watch his messages or prophetic messages. Otherwise, how long are we going to keep on putting him down when other people are praising him for his work? Zinazi mungotichititsa nazo manyazi izi.

  20. dbrok says:

    I just wonder if jesus was born in Malawi how many Malawians will believe he is the son of God?
    Many i believe will call him satanic, becouse we are so uncapable of believing that anything good comes from God,
    We are so limited and so unbelieving to thinks that God can bless a man, we only think that wealth or riches comes from the devil, no wonder we are one of the poorest countries in theworld

  21. Leave a Reply says:

    He is only human as all of us. I remember reading that he had prophesied the resignation of Mutharika wa Lero, due to illness in his first term of office. But here we are nothing has happened. Nothing has come to pass (to use his own words).

  22. Blessings Mduli Chirwa says:

    I personally knew him when we were both in primary school in same education zone in Rumphi district. God started using him at his tender age. He blesses me alot.

  23. Truck says:


  24. Salvation says:

    Jeremiah 23 v 16: God said “Do not listen to what the prophets say; they are filling you with false hopes. They tell you what they have imagined and not what I have said.”

    Jeremiah 23 v 21-22: God said “I did not send these prophets. I did not give them any message. If they had known my secret thoughts, then they could have proclaimed my message to my people and could have made them give up the evil lives they live and the wicked things they do.”

    1. Fury road says:

      The problem is how can we know ‘the words are from God or not’

  25. Odi says:

    love you MAJOR 1, and i feel honoured to come from the same country as you blessed one, MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. mtochi says:

    Go to surgeons and get your jealousy hearts operated on.Bushiri is a true man of God.

  27. Me says:

    Prophet i salute u ,i love you ,u a blessing into our lives..may God raise u more and do more and may he keep all ur enemies so that they live to see the God u servc use u more….

  28. Me says:

    Are u putting God first in all u do? Isnt it God working in the man Bushiri? Watch his channel u will see,when the man of God dissapers God appers…stop tryng tu see yoself as betta than other pple

  29. tonde wa mbuzi says:

    whether major 1 is a real man of God or fake I don’t care, what I know is that he teaches word of God, He give accurate prophetic words to thousands and thousands of people, he heals the sick in Jesus name he gives hope to the hopeless, that’s why I LOVE HIM.

    Keep the fire burning Major 1, iyeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  30. perse says:

    Bravo Bushiri. I love you. Go ON My MOG

  31. geoffrey lwanja says:

    Prophet does not castigate the poor.Whether it is true or not that Bushiri as a person impregnated a woman does not prove that he is not a prophet.On or two mistakes do not condemn a person.King David impregnated somebody ‘s wife and killed the husband,yet he was called a man after God’s heart.

    I know many Pastors have sleepless nights because their flock is going to Prophet Bushiri Ministry.What men of God forget is that Gods grace cannot be taken away.Prophet Bushiri is putting smiles on many faces as opposed to what my colleague is saying.

  32. The Partriot says:

    The problem with Malawians and Africans is that we are ready to heap titles to the whites or leaders of big churchies like Catholics . I agree with Bhshiri on this one, high sounding names like His Holiness for the Pope , Ambuye, but noone questions because we think its normal. But once our own home grown church leaders start having titles we make noise! Imagine what Catholics would say if Bushiri started making “saints” just like the pope claims to cannonize saints?

  33. Amaxhoza says:

    Please Bushiri, that Malema is a big catch. Rebaptize him with holy water and holy fire .

  34. International Observer says:

    Whether this prophet is genuine or not is up to the creator to judge. As a human being, Bushiri has his weaknesses. Remember he impregnated a woman in Mzuzu, setting a very bad precedence as a prophet. All the bible jargon Bushiri is bringing to the fore challenges him again emphasises that share with others whatever wealth the creator has given you. Instead of doing that he is busy going about exalting himself and castigating the unfortunate poor souls in Malawi other than just thanking and praising God for what he has bestowed in his household. These and other reasons are the ones that make Bushiri suspect. Time will tell and God’s time is always the right time. Amen.

  35. ARE WE THERE YET? says:

    Malawians!!! Don’t fool yourselves, this is not strange. In every country there are true and false prophets. And politicians go to these prophets to be prayed for. In Malawi such things do happen, In RSA, they go to Rivers of Living Waters to meet Zondo, they go to Tyaranni to meet Mokoena, they go to ZCC to meet Legkanyani, they go Incredible Happenings to meet Mboro , they go to SCOAN to meet TB Joshua and many true and false men of God. No big thing about it. Bushiri is trying to be in the lime light and its very dangerous for him. What permit is he using in RSA? (FOOD FOR THOUGHT)

  36. BigMan says:

    Put God first in all you do Prophet Bushiri and i for one will have no issues with you.

  37. Mapwevu says:

    God will touch his people through HIS humble men …. lets appreciate what God is doing in his life,,, we had the days of Reinhad bonke and Dan sheffer
    then Mr Mtsukuluza and TL Banda, then shadrick wame , then generation of the Ndovi,, Madalitso mbewe and the names goes on Now Bushiri…lets pray for all men of God….that they can used by God to direct politicians……

  38. The Analyst says:

    “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.” – Dictionary of Proverbs
    “When the character of a person is not clear to you, just look at his friends.” – Japanese Proverb
    Ultimately . . .

    “You always become the average of 5 people you spend the most time with; choose carefully.” – Jim Rohn

  39. SHAMTUNE GWEDE says:

    Yes indeed Malawians are jealousy

  40. Ndangodutsamo says:

    Mr. Bushiri, you need to RECONSIDER your position on becomingtge next President of Malawi.
    We are tired of DPP, UDF, MCP, PP and independents.
    Malawi needs Fresh blood.

  41. Yusuf says:

    Major 1 is Major 1

  42. Hugh says:

    Typical of politicians, always wasting their time consulting witch doctors, fortune tellers and self proclaimed prophets just to know their future. Why not just concentrate on working very hard and honestly for you to impress the voting populace and eventually win the elections?

  43. if anyone needed more evidence that Bushiri is the annointed one, then this is it. Komatu sizoti ubwele kuno kuzalanda boma.

  44. Banda says:

    Politicians will always seek votes anywhere even in the graveyard. Meeting Malema does not mean anything. He remains a businessman rather than a pastor. By the way, this just shows the backwardness of Africa – politicians can’t see that pastors are actually conning people.

  45. AL-SHAHBAB says:

    Mmhh let GOD be GOD ,majo1,continue with your charity things but consider youth of malawi because development of malawi lies in hands of youth thank you

  46. mjiba says:

    Ng’oma yolilisa siyichedwa kung’ambika. Malema? Why controversy surrounds Major 1 Prophet???

  47. WAMISALA says:

    GOD IS GOD !!
    .GOD IS NOT A MAN !!
    I PRAY !

  48. bk phiri says:

    Moslems believe that Mohammed was the last prophet but in our christian circles we believe prophets exists until today coz our Holy Bible clearly states that there shall be such in last days. Therefore don’t mix faiths on this subjects of prophets. Christians normally don’t argue with your faith and belief and do the same by not arguing with our faith.

  49. Mugonapamhanya says:

    Nobody pulls Bushiri down. He actually pulls Malawi down. He says he does not want to invest his “money” in Malawi for reasons best known to him alone. He does not speak well of Malawi and Malawians. He is preoccupied with Malawians yet Malawians have nothing to do with him. He claims to be a wealthiest Malawian yet he does not have even a house in Malawi. His parents have no dwelling place in Malawi. His Church does not have an prayer house in Malawi. So who is fooling who here?

  50. bk phiri says:

    Only if Malawi new what God had given us, if only we knew.

  51. Thyolo Thava says:


  52. Geoffrey Lwanja says:

    He is my Prophet.I refuse to fulfill the prophecy of not believing him.Iam a Malawian and celebrate him.Let us as Malawians celebrate him and accept him.

    South Africa,though already rich,have seen his contribution to their economy.Malawi,with poor people, choose not to respect the Man of God.How can he invest in this country this way.

    May I ask Men of God in Malawi not to instigate their members to call prophet Bushiri fake.If you don’t believe in him,it is better to be quiet.If you say he is fake,prove it rather than just being skeptic because judgement without mercy awaits when Jesus comes.You cannot offend the Holy Spirit and be forgiven Matt 12.

  53. Edwin Nkhata says:

    As a young malawian living in south Africa I wish I could tell him face to face how proud I am with him and how much I love him, he is my role model

  54. YAYA says:


  55. wo says:

    Bushiri is really big guy. to have a minister of RSA visiting him is far much more that having malawi president

  56. Upe says:

    ishi whether Bushiri is working 4 people under sea or ocean, who knows ths is God, the judge, the worth he has yes its 4hm that he worked hard 4,

  57. Viyazi Tembo says:

    Bushiri mpaka kukumana ndi gigaba?

  58. musekanji palibe kanu says:

    proud of our felllow country man doing well all over the wolrld

  59. Truck says:


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