Panga-wielding thugs attack Prophet Bushiri crusade in Lilongwe

It was an entirely unusual and chaotic scene in Lilongwe on Friday, June 10, as thugs stormed and attacked a church gathering that was convened by Prophet Bushiri’s Enlightened Christians Gathering (ECG).

Worshippers were attacked iby panga-wielding thugs

Worshippers were attacked iby panga-wielding thugs

While the worst attack that could, probably, be presumed to take place against a church is cold war, denigration and other indirect attacks, the thugs appeared into the prayer gathering with Panga knives and other assorted weaponry of bizarre description.

Unconfirmed number of people sustained injuries during the fracas and have gone through medical treatment at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

According to an eye witness, the thugs moved in and started beating up the attendants while shouting that they wanted to deal with Bushiri.

But Prophet Bushiri, who stays in South Africa, was not available at the crusade.

The crusade was arranged by pastors of his church.

It is gathered that on this material day, Bushiri was wrongly expected to be present at the crusade, earning themselves a miscalculation tool which has dully shamed their efforts.

The eye witness told Nyasa Times that the thugs were subsequently angry as they had hoped to find Bushiri who was apparently their target. They were so angry that the burned the stage and destroyed the pulpit.

“They were more of them who showed up beating everyone saying they brought a message to Major 1 to watch his back,” said the eyewitness adding that “many people were injured”.

Nyasa Times also understands that the thugs also burnt the podium and some musical instruments sending them into ashes.

” They shouted defiant claims that theu did not fear Police. When they discovered that some people started calling for private security, they left,” another eyewitness said.

Prophet Bushiri and his church have recently turned into bullies punch bag, with the ruling DPP and Bushiri being in constant friction.

In an interview, Bushiri said:  “May God increase as I decrease”.

After being put to task to say something more, Bushiri then said; “there are people who fight God and there are people who fight their own battles, yet there are some people whom God fight for them. So yeah, God fights my battles.”

It is on record that the DPP officials stopped Prophet Bushiri from distributing maize to the needy during the previous hunger period as well as frawning at his help towards the national football team a little while ago.

The ice in the berry is that the DPP strongly believes that Bushiri is either terming ambitions to contest as President of Malawi, or up to sponsor a candidate (pointing the PP’s Joyce Banda and the MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera) in order to oust Mutharika and DPP.

However, Bushiri has constantly refuted the talk saying he is serving Malawians better as a man of God.

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28 thoughts on “Panga-wielding thugs attack Prophet Bushiri crusade in Lilongwe”

  1. agnes says:

    “You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
    exodus 22:18 every witch must die now in Jesus name, I have declared and it is established.

  2. gunsi says:

    We suffered the same under kamuzu and our president wasnt there during kamuzu era. Now it clearly shows that the recycled politicians are behind these attacks. They are copying kamuzu style. So where is the multiparty we fought for? where is the freedom?

  3. [email protected] says:

    Nyasa Times, can you do investigative journalism. You will know these thugs. Mutharika will bring us civil war in Malawi. He will go in history as the president who brought civil war to Malawi because he put stupid people in responsible positions. These people were sent by DPP and the police knows. That is these idiots said they do not fear the police. If lawlessness continues, parliament should recall IG Kachama as IG. He has failed Malawians.
    i urge all Malawians who have gatherings to arm themselves to teeth. MCP, Aford, PP and other political parties just organise yourselves and ensure your own security. Don’t trust the police. In fact, the police is party of the rot. It is full of criminals. Just imagine, police officers at state house being involved in armed robbery. And Presiend Mutharika cannot even say anything. What type of president does Malawi have?

  4. [email protected] says:

    These thugs were sent by DPP. The IG should get to the bottom of the issue. Otherwise he has to resign.

    1. Tim says:

      This is obvious who sent them…Civil War is bear

  5. yanki says:

    It is quite absurd to link such things to a political party, why do you always think political are you sick in mind . think widely ,our country is flooded with refugees from all over the continent and do not be myopic

    1. Tim says:

      This is an internal problem.. Has NOTHING to do with refugees or foreigners.. Malawians always blame others for their over 50 years of failures!.. Foreigners always blamed,,,,STUPID NATION

  6. john says:

    SUCH NONSENSE NEEDS TO BE DEAL WITH DECISIVELY. I AM SURPRISED GOVT IS QUIET ON THIS. DO WE HAVE A PRESIDENT IN THIS COUNTRY?

    EVEN IF BUSHIRI DECIDES TO SPONSOR JOYCE BANDA, SO WHAT? IS HE NOT A MALAWIAN? WHY CANT YOU ALSO FIND SOMEONE TO SPONSOR YOU, I MEAN DPP?

    CIVIL SOCIETY, DONORS, RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, OPPOSITION, CHURCH LEADERS, THIS IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR YOU.

    NOW THEY HAVE TURNED AGAINST CHRISTIANS AFTER KILLING ALBINOS. PETER IS NOT EVEN MAKING ANY STATEMENT.

    TOO BAD!

  7. VYOTO says:

    ZAYAMBIKA.THIS NONSENSE MUST NOT BE TOLERATED AT ALL COST.LET ALL OF US GOOD THINKING MALAWIANS DEAL WITH THIS NONSENSE AS WE DEALT WITH THE MCP OF DEATH AND DARKNESS AT THE TIME WHEN PETER MUTHALIKA WAS NO WHERE

  8. Girllady says:

    Sad!

  9. paul says:

    Malawi needs to wake up. These unfortunate incidents have been imported from countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan and Congo. Unless the country wakes up, it will be swept aside by something seemingly local but very much sinister and foreign.

    No one would go about urban city centres with a panga; an equipment meant for the farm! This if not checked will lead to a terrorist incubation and no doubt sanctuary as these thugs flee from their countries after losing ground. Today its small scale bully tactics, tomorrow, nobody will be allowed to cast their vote or indeed ignite racial and tribal genocide!

    This should be nipped in the bud!

    1. Gadabu says:

      Kulimbanda ndi mtumiki wa Mulungu sizithandiza mpan’gono pomwe.

  10. kasim says:

    We know zintchito zanu akanakhala bushiri wachilomwe all this nosense would not be there. Because this young man is outshining you, you want to kill him. You are just wasting your time muzafa imfa yobvuta mukapitiliza zimene mukungazo ndi munthu wa mulungu mbuli inu

  11. nelson says:

    Walakwa chani Major 1? eee koma Malawi!!!!

  12. kawawa says:

    Church has always been awesome and respected by many Malawians whether religious or not. That’s why when Bishops wrote the Pastoral letter that brought us freedoms, we all chose to obey the church rather than fear politicians who had before failed to bring us democracy.

    It is sad that we can now start attacking the church which is the source of our freedoms in Malawi. It is not Prophet Bushiri that is attacked. It is all of us who believe in God. An attack on one part of the body of Christ is an attack on all of us.

    May God expose these thugs to open justice.

  13. Francis says:

    Thugs sent by DPP

  14. Smmify says:

    Too bad. I can’t connect this to the allegations of govt’s involvement, though. Some men (who have nothing to do with DPP, and party politics) might be targeting him for whatever reasons. May be frustrated gang or henchmen, debtors and what have you. I can’t reason how the whole Head of State would be paranoid about this man of God. Don’t you think there are even smarter ways that he would do than that careless approach. most importantly, do u really think Major 1 is worthy that much to the president? Tiyeni tiganize bwino, otherwise we are putting our nation to shame. Who is a greater threat: Joyce banda, L. Chakwera, Uladi Mussa, A. Muluzi and what names you have against Bushri? Of all these people, why would he target Bushri? Fufuzani bwino, mupeza some wiled connections btwn Bushri and the men hunting them devoid of the genral view.

  15. Buyelekhaya says:

    What a bunch of stupid thugs acting on wrong information! Bushiri is in Australia!

  16. kenken says:

    A failed state, no wonder we will remain poor. What wrong did Major do? By preaching the word of God? Shame. You poor people being used are a disgrace……you will suffer in Jesus Nme.

  17. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    As everybody is aware Bushili as major prophet should have known of these events in advance

  18. millz says:

    Bet major 1 didn’t see that one coming

  19. millz says:

    The work of a certain political party, which is based in the USA. Just saying

  20. Jelbin Makamo says:

    Definitely they can’t fear thr police because they are being sent by police bosses such as Muntharika and Dausi and this is an open secret, these two can claim that they don’t know anything about these thugs but deep in their hearts they know that they are in one way or the other they do sponsor these activities otherwise these thugs could not have ambitions of harming the prophet. Because they don’t have interest in disturbing his church.

    1. maluza says:

      sent by PP tikudziwa

  21. kkilembe says:

    Failed state. And you think people respect the LAW in Malawi?

    1. john telford says:

      has anybody noticed that these thugs are wielding new machetes ?? these are clean handled not garden used tools and have just been given out from a storage place. Government backed I presume???

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