Bushiri in legal battle with Malawi Voice: Hires lawyer Kasambara as proximity war with DPP ensues

South Africa-based Malawian, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church International (ECG) is taking online publication Malawi Voice to court for allegedly reporting that the multi-billionaire prophet was involved in the death of Grace Chinga, among others.

Trial by error

Kasambara: Hired by the prophet

In a letter to Malawi Voice, lawyer Raphael Kasambara SC says he had been asked by Prophet Bushiri to commence legal proceedings if the online publications failed to retract the said stories that run from March 17 to March 19.

Malawi Voice editor Justice Mponda,  who is also President Peter Mutharika’s press officer,  is yet to respond.

Mponda is making the proximity war between the Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) and Prophet Bushiri now closer to the President and his government.

Kasambara in the letter says it was absurd to label Bushiri as a member of a dark forces cult known as illumnati and that he made several unsuccessful attempts to persuade late Chinga join the cult.

However, Llyod Phiri one of the people leading Grace Chinga’s funeral denied the rumours and distanced the family from such.

In the letter seen by Nyasa Times, Kasambara  said online paper alleged following Chinga’s refusal to join the cult, Bushiri allegedly organised the death of Chinga.

“We would like to dismiss the allegations as malicious, unfounded and defamatory. Our client and Grace Chinga were never friends. Our client (Bushiri) is not a member of any cult and no attempt was ever made to recruit her into any cult. Our client was not and is not in any way involved in the death of the said Chinga,” says the letter in part.

Kasambara refutes the allegations that Bushiri wanted to assist with a coffin and decorations of Robins Park for the funeral of Chinga adding that his donation of K44 million to the Football Association of Malawi was conceived way before the death of Chinga.

“Whilst we appreciate your contributors or staff writers’ right to enjoy the latitude of freedom of press, the allegations they reported on clearly crossed the line from reporting fair comment and news to defamation and character assassination,” says the letter in part.

Kasambara has there asked Malawi Voice, to write a letter of apology to Bushiri and retract the articles and apologise to the prophet through the online publication.

Minister of Sports Grace Chiume unsuccessfully failed to stop FAM from getting the K44 million donations from Bushiri.

DPP cadres on Saturday sang songs against Bushiri at the funeral of Chinga.

Bushiri has said he is not harbouring presidential ambitions and said he would not compete at the ballot box during the 2019 polls which Mutharika has declared he would win.

Followers of Bushiri have told the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to leave their man of God alone.

President Mutharika has also engaged with a fierce war Nigerian prophet T. B Joshua.

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Butan
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6 months 5 days ago

Dont Judge Only God Knows Abut Bushili ,let Her Soul In Peace Dont Confuse To Enter To Heaven .

mainjevira julias
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6 months 6 days ago

Do not jurge only God can we believe & knw tht bushiri is real man of God & mutharika is real sun of devil so no suprise for us to see jealous people talking too much of man of God

Rustenburg
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Rustenburg
6 months 6 days ago

The pastors and prophets of today surprising me and the others who know the words of God
What is an ipad prophecy to my surprise?
Ngati Yesu akuti njira yakujahena ndiyotakata samalani ndi chikhamu pakuti chinyenga koma njira yakumwamba ndiyopapatiza
Kodi lero uthenga wanji opand chipulumutso koma omayang’ana munzinthu zadziko lapansi zakutha?

kwazulu
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6 months 7 days ago

John the Baptist a country side preacher of the word got beheaded when he left the outskirts for town as he could not hold his lamentations over the wrongs of the executive . My advice to Bushiri is stick to the outskirts (SA) or come to town but keep quiet (though seemingly imposible ) or risk the obvious concequencies. I don’t expect a ” man of God ” like you to engage in legal battles with “unbelievers ” and so many are the verses opposing the course you have employed.

Geoffrey Mighton
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Geoffrey Mighton
6 months 7 days ago

Chakwera is surely our next leader osati chopanda mano mkamwa.I dont know how he chew beef @ the palace.God will punish him de way he did wth his bros

Tasokwa
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Tasokwa
6 months 7 days ago

Failure starts by battling with men of God. And there is a saying that says a died man hears no voice. APM’s autocratic behaviors shows that his grave is near. Otherwise he would have asked men of God to pray for him. David was a God fearing King he would always seek advice from God’s men that made him famous and known.

Battling against men of God will never carry APM anywhere but ceasing power to a suitable person.

Edward Jere
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Edward Jere
6 months 7 days ago

Averyone has time when death will come upon. Don’t blame a man of GOD {bushiri} on such day to day phenomenons

ellias
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ellias
6 months 7 days ago

Pamenepa tidziti tilidi mu multiparty?

Mbuya
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Mbuya
6 months 7 days ago

Signs of ve end times

Komala liva b
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Komala liva b
6 months 7 days ago

Death of chinga is from God will..Man of keep it for Good work fof God inu mulibe pulobulemu or akambe??????

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