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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agnes
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agnes
3 months 12 days ago

“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.

gunsi
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gunsi
3 months 13 days ago

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?

peterbanda@gmail.com
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3 months 14 days ago
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… Read more »
peterbanda@gmail.com
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3 months 14 days ago

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

Tim
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Tim
3 months 13 days ago

This is obvious who sent them…Civil War is bear

yanki
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3 months 14 days ago

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

Tim
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Tim
3 months 13 days ago

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

john
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john
3 months 14 days ago

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!

VYOTO
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VYOTO
3 months 14 days ago

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

Girllady
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Girllady
3 months 14 days ago

Sad!

Nkhulandi
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3 months 14 days ago

Cadets at Work

paul
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paul
3 months 14 days ago
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… Read more »
Gadabu
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3 months 11 days ago

Kulimbanda ndi mtumiki wa Mulungu sizithandiza mpan’gono pomwe.

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