South Africa-based Malawian Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has warned opposition leader Reverend Lazarus Chakwera to rebuke his son, Nick, against attacking him and his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) on social media.
Bushiri issued the stern warning after Chakwera’s son went on Facebook to attack ECG for selling church materials.
The Prophet said different churches and religions across the world, since time immemorial, sell church materials as part of raising funds for running their ministries.
It is surprising, added the Prophet, Nick Chakwera chose to go public to mock and question ECG church materials as if it something out of ordinary.
Prophet Bushiri said he saw the post as a “deliberate and well calculated move” by Chakwera’s son to get into conflict with him.
Asked why he has responded defying his tradition of remaining silence, the Prophet underlined: “I cannot be silent when somebody whose father is respected Man of God and also a renowned politician goes public and attack my church.
“My warning is going to Chakwera because I expected him, as a Man of God I respect and also a politician, to have realised that his son has made a mistake. He should have rebuked him and advise him to take down the disdaining post on Facebook.
“I don’t see such a respected man choosing silence over such a post.
“Further, you can see that some members of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which Chakwera leads joined on the post supporting Nick and attacking my church. I can’t be silent against such provocative moves.
“I want to tell Chakwera that I respect him as a Man of God and also a politician. As such, he should tell his son to leave me alone. I don’t want to be dragged into conflicts with MCP and his church.
“I am not MCP, DPP, PP, UDF or Aford. I am Major One and I am a Prophet and man of God. I am warning Chakwera not to allow his son drag me into religious war. He should leave me alone because when I react he will not like me,” said Prophet Bushiri, popularly known as Major One.
He questioned why Chakwera’s church charge for using Sheaffer ConferenceHall for use and also charging fees for Assemblies of God University including religious literature.
“So why is he questioning church materials instead of his?”
Nick Chakwera who is also a Pentecostal pastor says he does not regret his post.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :