Bushiri case postponed:  To spend two more nights in custody as pastor Mboro attends court

South Africa-based leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife  who were arrested last Friday appeared  in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, before the case was postponed to Wednesday.

Supporters of ushiri came out in their numbers to support him as he appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court with his wife on February 4 2019.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/Times Live
Self-proclaimed prophet Paseka ‘Mboro’ Motsoeneng arrives at the Pretoria Commercial Crimes court for the appearance of fellow charismatic preacher Shepherd Bushiri and his wife on February 4 2019. -Photo by Iavan Pijoos

The postponement will allow the State to carry out further investigations.

Bushiri, 35, and his wife Mary, 37,  will remain in custody as  they stand accused of fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act.

A large group of Bushiri church congregants protested outside the court before the couple’s appearance. Among the supporters was Incredible Happenings Church leader Prophet Paseka PasekaMotsoeneng affectionately known as Mboro.

The ECG Church  members were adamant that their leader was innocent – and threatened not to vote in South African elections due this year if he is not released.

“He has changed my life in an amazing way. We are here with spiritual intentions. If he is not released, we will keep on praying that God will intervene. We are not moved by this petty arrest,” Tefo said as quoted by Times Live.

Tefo said “Major 1” – as he is referred to by his followers – knew “long before” that he would be arrested.

“All the prophets in the Bible received similar treatment. We are not moved by that, we are standing boldly and saying God is making a move”

Should Bushiri not be released, his supporters would not take part in the upcoming 2019 general elections, she added.

According to Times Live, Hundreds of supporters carried placards that read: “Major 1, innocent.”

Others held framed photos of Bushiri.

Supporters chanted: “We want our father. You touch a prophet, you will see.”

A lady who was barred from entering court proceedings, said: “You are provoking God himself, do you know that?”

A second follower, Dimpho Lekunutu, also believed that Bushiri had done “nothing wrong”.

“I want my father to be released. This is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice.

“We are not surprised by this, my father Major One is the one who taught me to do things the right way in life.”

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gogomala
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gogomala

I pray for our son of Malawi and may the holy sprit guide in this period. I wish him well and ukulu wa mulumgu uwoneke. to those of us who don’t believe in him let us pray for him and that the holy spirit should lead as it is only God who knows the truth. the bible says tisanenele atumiki ake. most of us we rerally don’t know the actual truth and therefotrer tisanene zambiri. let love lead the way

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Bushiri is a bandit and the state is bigger than an individual. Thugs don’t use the name of God to steal from poor South Africans. Kodi iwe Mboro limenelo ndi dzina?

Mirella K
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Mirella K

Prophet Mboro, ok

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Listen to this: If you do not release our Prophet we will not vote in general elections. This is coming from his followers where they are now using fear not prayer, using threat not prayer, only show how corrupt its members are. If they are true Christians they would be praying for him not threatening the government that is called fraud and their pastor has been arrested over a similar case. Wow!!

mtete
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mtete

Idiots. Calling the little fellow “Father”? He should prove to the authorities he never engaged in money laundering. Simple.

Luka
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Luka

Mangochi kabwafu you are a good example of a jealous malawian. Kaduka lekani amalawi

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

i KNEW BEFORE THAT THIS GUY IS A MONEY LAUNDER AND TIME WILL CATCH UP WITH HIM.

believer
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believer

If he foretold of his arrest then why protesting, If it is God which the government is fighting then why not leave it in HIS hands to do so. Nobody is above the law, if he is innocent he will be free and if not then he will face justice.

Chakere
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How can you call this thief Father for Gods sake. The last of the last days indeed. The Bible quote Christ Himself sending His won Disciples ” Go yea and Teach not Prophecy” what I have taught you! As a matter of a fact, the Gospels are clear, ” Be ware of the False Prophets and Not Teachers. Teach about the Coming Kingdom of God. The Prophecy Era was done in the time of John. The Bible say there shall never be a prophet after John. This Bashiri or Bushuri whatever name you call him can not string more than… Read more »

Correction
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Correction

Correction. The Bible says there is no prophet greater than John (Luke 7:28). The Bible does not say there will be no prophecy after John – Jesus simply said there was no greater prophet than John. If does say there will be no prophet after John then it contradicts itself because it says in Joel 2 vs 28-32 – in the last days I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy – your young men shall see visions and the old shall dream etc.

khizo lilongwe
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apachikidwe ameneyo

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