Bushiri clears ‘political’ mist for crusade: Scramble for free tickets hits Lilongwe as prophet aims to win souls to Jesus

South African –based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri  of the Enlightened Christian Gathering’s (ECG) has urged Malawians to learnt to appreciate each other’s success and be willing to learn from such experiences if the country is to move forward other than grolifiying everything western while vilifying home-grown ideas as ‘fake and satanic’.

Prophet Bushiri:Malawians should learn to appreciate each other’s succes

Bushiri said this in Lilongwe at a news conference on Thursday  ahead of the Global Prophetic Crusade to be held at the Bingu National Stadium this coming Saturday.

The South African based famous prophet dismissed social media reports linking him to politics saying this was the propaganda from his detractors who smear him as  a fake prophet and a Satanist.

He said such allegations are  smacking of character assassination and violating freedom of worship.

Bushiri noted  that sadly such negative labels are attached to any Malawian who is successful.

“If we have that mentality as Malawians of believing in ourselves, believing in our ideas or something produced by Malawians we are ready to grow. On entrepreneurship, I do not think we are ready for a change.  Every Malawian who is doing well he is either called a Satanist, corrupt or something but I think we needed to learn from each other” Bushiri declared.

Otherwise the ‘Major 1  Papa’ said  he is in the country to win souls as part of the global prophetic tour as taken him to USA, Australia, Nigeria, Tanzania and now Malawi among other countries.

The aim of the global tour , he said, is to win over 2 million souls to Jesus.

Bushiri said the big problem facing the country is an attitude of wanting to pull each other down instead of learning from one another.

“Many churches in this country where brought by missionaries and these were whites. And Malawians believe these churches. We welcomed these churches and believed everything they told us. But trust you me Malawians believe that these are the only true churches because they came with whites. And every Malawian who starts his own church is fought against,” he said.

Meanwhile, there were scenes of panic and tension outside Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe y when hundreds, who had come to get free tickets, were told that the free tickets had run out in the city.

“I have been to four collection points within the city but I cannot find tickets. Why is this happening? Are you blocking us from meeting Major 1?” fumed one elderly gentlemen.

A group of 15 ladies, again, could not contain their outburst: “Ifetu tigona pompano mpakana mutipase matikitiwo. Olo ayi, tilowerathu lero, nanga si matikiti atha. [We are going to sleep here until we get the tickets. Or else, we will reserve our seats now because we don’t have tickets.”

A visibly tensed lady, the one responsible for distributing tickets, confided in our reporter at the scene that Lilongwe has run out of the tickets and its becoming a challenge.

She said the church printed 80 000 tickets and Lilongwe alone got about 50 000.

“Despite that, we still have inquiries every day, every minute for extra tickets. I don’t know what management will do but we need to carter for the people,” she said.

Nyasa Times brought the issue to ECG spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo who just said ‘organisers are looking into the issue and everyone, who wants a ticket to the crusade, will be cartered for.’

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Maclon
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Maclon

What God blesses no man can curse. Umakwana Major 1.

Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba
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Dear Major 1 our dear prophet, the son of the soil,mwana wa mudzi, please note the problem we have in Malawi is a mental disability,majority of Malawian don’t think properly yet we are proud that’s why the late president Bingu wa Mthalika(MHSRIP) called us a sick nation. Very few Malawian have time to study the word of God or others books but we base our decisions on assumptions and hearsay. This is the case even for graduate from university, they fail to apply knowledge to the practical situation on the ground. Without glorifying the problem at hand let me remind… Read more »

Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba
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When we say poverty is a curse you think we joke just look at the way a poor man thinks when he sees a white man

opportunist
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opportunist

I will be there to grace the occasion

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Tickets are for free baba osamangobwetukapo apa.

nanyoni
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nanyoni

I am not ecg follower neither Bushiri fan but we blacks mostly Malawians lets learn to appreciate each other osati every time kumangopangana demonize nthawi zonse.whether he worshps true god or not has nothing to do with us . mzungu atabweretsa his western church we received it without questioning its credibility mpaka our ancestors abandoning their beliefs for this mzungu…

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

DEAR MAN OF GOD PLEASE HELP US WE HAVE MANY SICK PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT AFFORD TO COME AND SEE IN
SOUTH AFRICA -THIS IS THEIR CHANCE PLEASE HELP !!

Mkaika
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Mkaika

How do you print 80,000 tickets for a 42,000 seated stadium? Do you want a stampede or what? Anyway that’s the problem of your making Major 1. This is your home country and you know yourself you pull crowds wherever you visit in Malawi, why did you restrict yourself to 1 day crusade at one venue. You could have done 3 in LL, BT and MZ.

MWANAVULI
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MWANAVULI

If truly you Bushiri you are coming to save souls why are you making people get tickets? That is first/

Mphatso
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Mphatso

Imwe namwee imwee,it’s just a control measure nanu inu, the tickets are free, had it been they r selling that’s another issue… aaaa za ziii

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

EVEN POPE (ROMAN CATHOLIC ) ISSUED TICKETS WHEN HE VISITED IRELAND SO THE ISSUE OF TICKETS ( MWANAVUL)I IS NOT AN ISSUE AT ALL TALK OF ANOTHER THING OK ??

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

He came to ndamva there were no tickets, I was there as a secondary school student in those days so there are a lot of open spaces like Masintha ground, you don’t need a stadium & tickets.

Francis Kaisi
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Sir, just leave this idiot. He is so short sighted to which he cant see beyond his nose.

Francis Kaisi
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Umbuli timanena uja ndi uwu. Kuti muwafunse a Mr Mwanavuli mwina ali ndi degree which he cant apply. Tickets are for crowd control boss. Not for sale. Even if it was for sale, how many bibles have bought from white churches without questioning? The Gospel does not come cheap sir. Major 1 flew in his private jet accompanied by pastors and other members of the church from his pocket. How many millions is going to spent?

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