His quest has been unstoppable. South African based Malawian Prophet who is also leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church Prophet Shepherd Bushiri on Thursday gave MK7 million to Mzuzu Prison on top of maize and blankets donations.
Speaking soon after the ceremony in Mzuzu, the ‘Major 1’ Bushiri said he was touched when he learnt what inmates are going through at the prison.
“I shed tears when the officer-in-charge explained the conditions that inmates are going through at this prison. The feeling to help them was just too much in my heart and I believe my donations will make a difference,” said the Man of God.
Bushiri explained that Jesus died for those weak in faith, citing that his obligation as a spiritual leader is to help such lost sheep.
“I know people might not understand why am doing this, but if you read your bible very well, you will realise that Jesus never despised sinners. Actually, the first person to whom he guaranteed salvation was a thief that he was hanged with,” said Bushiri.
Speaking during the ceremony, Wasili who is the Officer in Charge for Mzuzu Prison thanked Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for the donations saying “Its timely.”
“I can’t thank him enough but this is what we have been waiting for.
“We have so many inmates here and it has been worrying us all seeing the conditions which they are going through. This donation has come at a right time and we will make use if this. We will also share the brackets with other prisons in the North,” said Wasili.
According to statistics at the prison, the place was built to accommodate 200 inmates, but so far, it has over 500 inmates, a scenario that has brought about unspeakable problems at the institution.
Bushiri also took his charitable donations to St Johns Hospital in Mzuzu and distribute relief maize to thousands at Zolozolo community in Mzuzu.