Prophet Bushiri cautious to invest in Malawi: ‘Miracle money biblical’

Billionaire Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has ruled out making major investments in Malawi saying there is fear of uncertainty.

Major 1 Bushiri : I have worked hard for my billions, no cashgate

Major 1 Bushiri : I have worked hard for my billions, no cashgate

He could not directly say political or economic uncertainty but  pointed out that Malawi was simply not a right destination for his investments.

“It has to do with the insurance of your property. We heard of how a hotel belonging to a man of God was attacked in Lilongwe, how a mob vandalised a church in Area 25 in Lilongwe after falsely accusing him of turning into a snake,” he said in an interview with private station Zodiak on Friday.

However, he could not say how much he is now worthy but conceded he has a string of investments in South Africa where he has mineral mines and wants to have what he described as the biggest privately owned university and a bank.

Bushiri has a university in South Sudan, wells of oil and property in Dubai.

The ‘Major 1’ as he is fondly called by his followers, Bushiri said he started off in a humble way, buying a gold mine at US$3000 and selling it off at US$2 million, buying more mines in Tanzania and South Africa and reselling them at huge profits, saying currently he remains with seven mines.

Miracle money

Asked about miracle money concept and philosophy, Bushiri said this is in the Bible as Jesus sent Peter to catch fish, telling him the first fish he caught had money in its mouth.

He therefore said he will continue preaching about finances and investments to help uplift people’s lives apart from the usual tradition preaching of salvation.

The ‘Majoir 1’ however said it was sad some people peddle lies about him and his wealth saying this would never deter him from achieving his goal and mission in life.

“Lies go faster than the truths. It is sad that lies have gone faster,” he said, adding he works hard to earn his money.

He said he is based in South Africa because the country is a one flight country, saying he can connect to another country without having to wait for long and the country is technologically advanced good for his investments.

Bushiri has been in Malawi on charity, donating relief food to hundreds who face starvation.

He has spend almost US$150,000 in his charity drive, receiving commendation from many of his critics, saying his actions have been “Godly”.

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61 thoughts on “Prophet Bushiri cautious to invest in Malawi: ‘Miracle money biblical’”

  1. Mkateko says:

    The bible says” God prepares a table in front of our enemies”. Prophet Bushiri’s wealth is reward which God has prepared him for all people who doubted his annointing. I dont care what you people says, wether he preaches prosperity or not, the fact is that the name of God is being glorified. Stop looking at his possessions and just listen to what he preaches you will see that he is the man of God.

  2. Rudzani Kwinda Netshipise says:

    Rudzani kwinda netshipise

    lies will never distroy the man of good, god please protect us form the evil man who like s war than peace.

  3. Miga says:

    Billionaire? University?Mines?Bank? all in a short time?? Malawians are easily brainwashed really. Even the richest men on earth did not earn their riches in just under 5 years. They worked really hard, and had short hours of sleep, no time for their families and cracked their heads to get to where they are…… Lord have mercy

  4. Cynthia Hlungwani says:

    PROPHET SHEPHERD BUSHIRI is a true man of God, forwad we go with ECG, no matter what can people say.

  5. Henderson tepeka says:

    Stop, watch and pray

  6. Pea Mzama says:

    heeeee aMalawi mene tamunyozera Major 1,,,,ndakaika ngat amatipepherelako ndithu..i remember interview yake pa Times tv he said”i dnt believe those who dnt believe in me and i hate those who hate me”Its ovious alibe nthaw yathu yotipephelela mix he cant invest kuno Coz he even said”its my personal money and i choose how can use it together wif my family not the goverment…….end days are jus near AMbuye atiweluze

  7. Bushiri uyu musiyeni , tisamuweruze . Zisiyeni tirigu ndi natsongole zikulire limodzi Mulungu nde mwini wodziwa kuwerudza ngati ndalama zake ndizoona God knows beter than us.

  8. Fum says:

    a Brian Banda interview ya inu ndi ameneyi inali yobowa.Mumamuopa kapena anakuninkhani?I have watched interesting inteviews but this one was naaay.Musazampangenso.Ena umawathambitsa koma uyu mmmhhh kumunyengerera.

  9. Bololo says:

    Just thinking. Is it that easy to buy a mine. Is it so easy to sell something like Kayerekera to a foreigner in these countries? If Major 1 is such a shrewd business operator, good luck to him. Did he fly in on one if his planes? Someone enlightened me as I am dim witted.

  10. Boko says:

    All is vanity. Let him take the money with him when the last day of earthily life comes

  11. Humble says:

    Let God rule not a human being..

  12. banda says:

    Is this a man of God or businessman? His major preoccupation is talking about himself, his businesses and how much money he has. How come people don’t see this as totally abnormal? The evil inside Christianity.

  13. paul says:

    the statement was not good PR for Malawi. he should have used better terms than that..as it stands it may well put off all other international investors.
    His reasons are fair, but diplomatically he should have phrased it better than it came out!

  14. jj says:

    He is after making money and not necessarily give a service to Malawi or Malawians. I therefore am not surprized by this position by Bushiri. This is him as we know him.

  15. pocha says:

    papa forgive us just come and invest! remember among the 12 apostles devil was there by the name judas but jesus he cared! among malawians some they care about u!

  16. pocha says:

    blessing is blessing that is! it doesnt matter what is the sourse! iyeee! devil get bored!

  17. Bester says:

    Hey….Don’t insult Malawi please !!!

  18. Truck says:

    WELL SAID BUSHIRI ON INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN BANDA THAT WE MALAWIANS ITS OUR HABIT TO MOCK OTHER PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE BETTER THAN THEM THATS WHY OUR COUNTRY MALAWI IS FAILING TO DEVELOP BECAUSE WE GOT LOTS OF JEALOUSY PEOPLE.

  19. James Tsamwa says:

    No 21, know that you’re trying to reason with majority illiterate people on this forum who don’t know what it means to be a billionaire. And besides, where did he get all the money he’s boosting about? Si zomwezi akubela anthu zomwezi? Isn’t he the one who conned people in Mzuzu in the early days when he started his corn business and still poor? Anyway, he knows who to brainwash and steal from. Shame and sad.

  20. Test the spirits says:

    THE MASTER LIER IS AT IT AGAIN…alibiletu manyazi ndi bodza it is deeply rooted in him. You must be very ignorant to believe you can buy a gold mine even at $2 million. Just ask him to simply name the mines that he owns, he will not say. To you followers, what makes you think that a man who can lie about owning property he does not own, who cal lie about the fact that he walked in air, who has lied to many people that they will get married, etc, what makes you think he will not lie to you? Next time he wants you to sow a seed, take that money and give to your very neighbour in your very church who does not have food at home, does not have fees, and see how much more God will bless you. STOP spending money following munthu wa bodza everywhere and SOW that seed into your business. Nzanuyu will do everything to get that little money you give because if 500,000 of you give him $1 each he will buy 166 gold mines poti iwo amagula 3000 each, when you are getting poorer and poorer

  21. Inu says:

    There is something very wrong with this guy buy as obvious Malawians will not question but praise him unquestionably. There is all this talk about Jets, gold and diamond minds, oil fields etc which is not adding up. Bushiri was a nobody just a couple years ago with nothing. Where has all this wealth come from? There are family businesses that have been in business for a long time but none can accumulate wealth this fast. And you mean to tell me that South Sudan is safer for business than Malawi? Do you know that it is only mafias who like to engage in troubled places because there they can easily twist people’s arms?

    I am no judge but everything about this guy seem all wrong. The good thing is in the end no matter how long it takes the truth shall come out

  22. Nasibeko says:

    Sapitwa, I like your ‘gut feeling’ , I wasn’t thinking in those lines now you have put something in my mind and I can now open my eyes in different directions, may God bless you too for sharing.

  23. bk phiri says:

    A levelheaded you only think that billions are only in USD. You can be a billioneer even in your local currency. A gulf stream which he has bought has coated him 37million USD and calculate that into Malawi kwacha you will find out that its well over 25billion Malawi kwacha and what’s that? He is opening an int ernational bank and a mobile phone company, he is building one of the biggest privately owned university in SA and has wells of oil in Saudi Arabia. Do you think those are in thousands of kwachas. For for your information these things are bought in USD.

  24. Blessings samuel says:

    Musiyeni mulungu ankhale mulungu !!

  25. Fariz says:

    South Sudan is currently in a civil strife your home Malawi has been peaceful since independce and continues to enjoy relative peace in terms of war/civil strife.Please come and invest in irrigation farming,with your money you can help Malawi turn into a breadbasket,build 5star hotels along lakeshore districts of Karonga,Nkhatabay,Salima&Mangochi come on Man of God Bushiri.

  26. The problem with malawians its jealousy, paliponse amalowetsa nsanje, mmalawi amalorela kuvutika kamba kongofuna kuipitsa osogolerela. For example, nthawi ya udf a McP and atolankhani omwe anali mbali ya opposition anayesesa kumuipitsira mbiri bakili kwa ma donors, mpaka dziko lonse gwedemu. Mu nthawi ya dpp chimodzimodzi,mu nthawi ya PP nayo dpp inayesesa kuipitsa mbiri ya PP ncholinga chongofuna kuti wina asalamulire bwino, ndipo zinathekadi. Tsopano ndi dpp tikuona a PP akuyesesa kusokoneza zinthu kuti dpp ilephere ndipo akukwanitsadi. Dzikoli lizakhala chonchi mpaka kalekale kamba ka nsanje yobadwa nayo

  27. Man says:

    That’s the reason why investors cannot invest in Malawi.

  28. Stevenson makungwa says:

    Sapitwa. You may have a point. Kwanu ndi kwanu. Why invest out of Malawi. Mwinadi there is a link with some cash gates. Tiyeni tiyambe kumufufuza. I remember there are some Malawi politicians who patronise his gatherings. There should be something fishy. Akuopa akachita invest ku Malawi alandidwa. Kikikikikiki

  29. Sunga Moyo says:

    Bola ine ndikuziwa kuti tonse tizafa basi.Zapadziko lapansi zimenezi.

  30. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    I always wonder why people love to be easily hoodwinked . . . Thus I quote . . .

    8th January, 2016
    ………………………….
    “The ‘man of God’ who is fondly called Major 1 by his followers said he has over 30 mineral mines in Africa, 27 of them gold mines, . . . ”

    16th January, 2016
    ………………………….
    “The Major 1 . . . started off in a humble way, . . . buying more mines . . . and reselling them . . . ; saying currently he remains with seven mines.”

    As reported on 8th January, 2016, he has 30 mineral mines, 27 gold mines. As reported today, he has 7 mines?
    The good thing about telling the truth is you don’t have to remember what you said the previous time. If someone has three kids and says the truth, he/she wont contradict themselves on how many kids he/she has if asked by another person a week or month later.
    Anyway, many of us don’t even hanker after how many of what somebody owns, but to fail to tell the truth, wont do anybody any good.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    And what pleasure do people get, in continuing to lie to others. We acknowledge that risk management is an integral part of investment. But are we sure that the war-prone South Sudan is any near safer hence more investable than Malawi? Ha, even chickens with their small brains will know that this is not true.
    Anyway, some of us don’t even give a damn or care why you don’t need to invest in Malawi, but to cite uncertainty as the reason, is a non-sequitur of an alibi.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  31. Bokonomiks says:

    So South Sudan is safer for investments than Malawi… musing

  32. kukhala says:

    I HAVE NOTED WITH REGRET THAT SOME COMMENTERS ARE IGNORANT THAT SOME MINES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED AND SELL TRANSACTIONS FOR SUCH TYPE OF MINES DO NOT REQUIRE JSE INVOLVEMENT THEREFORE NO PUBLICATON OF DEAL(S) ARE EXPECTED IN THE MEDIA.

    THE $ 3,000 INVESTMENT ,YES REQUIRES SOME CLARIFICATIONS FROM RELEVANT PARTIES. LOCATION AND STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT MAY JUSTIFY AMOUNTS AS STATED IN THE ARTICLE.

    AMEN

  33. I totally agree to what the prophet has said. And may he continue making more and more investments for the benefit of many A Malawi tiyeni tichepetse mtima wansanje pamene nzathu akuchita bwino

  34. lord of darkness says:

    i agree with bushiri,i thought i was the only one making that observation about malawi.

    In malawi there is a serious problem,i dont know kaya ndi kugwilitsa ntchito mankhwala azitsamba kwambili kaya ndi chani sindikuziwa.

    Anthu ake they are so backward,jealousy and evil hearted.

    when i was living in malawi i thought the country was a normal country koma ntayamba kuyenda kumaona maiko ena ngati zambia,kenya,tanzania,botswana m’mene anthu akukhalira kupangana support ma business, maiko awo nkumatukuka, then i realise kuti malawi will be poor forever because of their lifestyle,ndi anthu amoyo oyipa kwambili,kaya bwanji kaya.

    or mkazi sindingayelekeze dala kukwatira ku malawi,its better ndikhale osakwatila mpaka kale thats my firm stand,i dont want to get myself further entangled in witchcraft infested Malawian social System.

    and i regret being born to Malawian parents,i hate it when i remember that am a Malawian.

    infact if malawi was a person i could’ve tied his arms and legs, smashed his face so hard that he should bleed to death,DAMN IT!

    i have been living in a foreign country for a while and i have made a small fortune that can be estimated to be about a few Million Kwachas,the thought of coming to malawi always hits me but when i remember the Malawian system of doing things i just tell myself that its better that i should just use the money on beer and prostitutes than investing it in Malawi.

    i think you can now get the gravity of the problem that is in malawi.

    1. A Kwamala says:

      Mr Man I read your comment with keen interest. I shared your pains for what Malawi is to you. Somehow I understood your predicament when u decide to come home. But then when u said you thint its better to spend ‘ your money on prostitytes and beer’ I realised it wasnt worth it!! You are just another ordinary man devoid of reason. infact where ever u are they must be worried abt your behaviour. you have exported the Malawian ways to foreugn lands. Sorry rabbit brain!!!!!!

  35. chix says:

    Mmmmh kaya God will work on the bushiri issues himself. I for one i’d rather communicate with God n tell him all my problems while I wait for his time only

  36. tendy says:

    amen!

  37. wa nyabotha says:

    Mwana wakukaya uyu Major 1,,,,, may the good Lord continue blessing you in abundance.

  38. levelheaded says:

    A billionaire is someone owning property or cash money amounting to 1 billion USD according to Oxford dictionary. To say that Bushiri is a billionaire isn’t just an exgeration but an insult to the true billionaires. Infact we don’t yet have any billionaire in Malawi since this means that one should own property or money amounting to 690 billion kwacha which is equivalent to 1 billion USD.

    I read like you say he bought a mine at 3000 USD? Are you sure journalist? Do you know that that money is not even enough to buy a Nissan march?

    1. Henderson tepeka says:

      Why?

  39. Dinyo says:

    It is difficult to do business in Malawi period

  40. victor lucius says:

    ndikufuna mthuzi osati nkhuni, chonde musadule!! Mtengo wangau.

  41. Malawi Gold says:

    What kind of gold mine would cost usd3000, are you talking about Malawi gold?

  42. James Kamanga(Malawi) says:

    Keep it up major.A lot peaple are starving no what people can say but don’t do anything to the victims.

  43. Truck says:

    WHY YOU WANT TO FORCE HIM TO INVEST IN MALAWI THERE ARE LOTS OF CASHGATE PEOPLE IN MALAWI WHY THEY ARE FAILING TO INVEST IN MALAWI AND YOU DONT ASK THEM ITS HIS MONEY HE GOT RIGHT TO INVEST WHERE HE WANT.

  44. bristol says:

    We as a country, we face three enemies and these are hunger, disease and envy. No wander your two fellow pastors’ investment and church property were destroyed here in Lilongwe and were just victims of no reason at all. I agree with you pastor that you need to be cautious before you invest into our country.

  45. Morris says:

    Here problem is our currency it is unstable. We have lost 70percent in 6 months. In this environment we cannot attract investors

  46. Said mwamondwe says:

    Go ahead man of God, Major 1. If God say yes nobody can say No.

  47. Truck says:

    LEAVE MAJOR 1 ALONE HE HAS USED HIS BRAINS INORDER TO GET WHERE HE IS WITH HIS MONEY TRY TO FIND WAYS HOW TO SOLVE THE ECONOMY OF MALAWI WITHOUT DONORS WHY YOU WANT HE MUST REAL HIS SECRET WHERE HE GOT THE MONEY HE DIDNT STEAL THE MONEY FROM ANYONE THATS WHY GOD HE IS BLESSING MALAWIANS TRY TO APPRECIATE IF SOMEONE GOT SOMETHING WHICH OTHER PEOPLE DONT HAVE STOP HAVING A JEALOUS HEART BECAUSE IT DOESNT PAY.

  48. Guantanamo says:

    Remember that most people who r thieves, prostitutes, cashgaters, crooks, impersonators, fake pastors – generally hv a kind personality, look honest and r good donors

  49. 2016 welcome says:

    You forget that for RSA to have all the amenities the a Zungus hard to work hard and harness the resources. So who will develop Malawi. Makes little sense on patriotism.

  50. KUKHALA says:

    THUS THE PROPHET OF OUR GENERATION. HE IS KNOWN BOTH IN MALAWI AND ABROAD. MALAWI HAS BECOME POPULAR IN THE MEDIA BECAUSE OF PROPHET BUSHIRI.

  51. Sapitwa says:

    There are always some elements of untruthful when sources of Bushiri’s wealth are told.
    What type of a mine can one acquire at a meager US$3000 and where? This is very untrue. You say he acquired several mines in South Africa but to do this, the stories are never secret. You will see them in the mining news and also JSE. Google and you will not see any news about Bushiri acquiring 27 mines as you said in another story.
    I also wonder why Bushiri does not rectify the stories ,that is if he bought shares instead but surely it can’t be true for him buying a mine at such a value unless you don’t know what buying a mine is all about.
    My gut feel is that there is something fishy regarding cash gate affecting this guy. One of the cashgaters might have used this guy hence all these senseless marketing of him to divert suspicion.

  52. bk phiri says:

    Azingotithandiza relief food yokhayo osati za investmentzo chifukwa mungadzayambe kupanga ma demo ndicholinga chophwanya his properties. Remember what happens to PTC , Multi properties, ma shop a mwenye etc whenever there are demostrations? I have never seen a God fearing nation that is so so jeolous like Malawi. Bushiri was here distributing relief items, which news paper has carried out that and how many radio stations covered it? Koma zikanakhala zina zabodza bweza iri breaking news.

  53. Sapitwa says:

    Those who write about Bushiri, do you really interrogate your stories before you publish them? It can not be any where near the truth that one can buy a gold mine at US$3000 let alone sell it at US$2m.
    For one to buy a mine, it becomes a public news in the JSE and you can google to see if Bushiri bought a mine in South Africa; you won’t find such a transaction.
    I don’t why Bushiri is allowing you to get away with these lies unless he is misrepresenting himself; then it is not good for a Prophet. If he is a true Malawian, he can invest in Malawi. If he doesn’t want well who cares?

  54. Elson KCG Kalomba says:

    May God continue blessing this man of God-Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.

  55. daudi mj says:

    Blessed is the hand that giveth. God knows who we are. Whether we belong to him or not. But let us concentrate on our business than wasting time discussing other people’s business. This country is failing to move forward because we spend much of our time on talking than acting. Bravo Bushiri for supporting the needy. May God bless me so that tomorrow I shall follow suit.

  56. clement says:

    Athu ndi maso!

  57. opportunist says:

    My man Major 1

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