‘Bushiri is to us, what Muhammed is to Muslims’: South Africa ECG Church members speak out

Members and followers of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church have come out strong in defense of their leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who has become a victim of what is perceived as Xenophobia in Pretoria,  South Africa.

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Bushiri followers take on ‘sons of vipers’

The members were reacting to spates of xenophobic tirades by some handful members of South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) who blocked the entrance of Bushiri’s ECG church in Pretoria Showgrounds on Friday night.

Speaking to The Citizen newspaper of South Africa, a lady called Evangelist Elizabeth said:

“This is a major prophet and people are not afraid. If you look at Muslims, you don’t play with their [prophets].

“If you want to die, touch Muhammad’s name. The Muhammad who died a long time ago. Mention anything negative against the prophet, you will die… but a fellow Christian is not afraid to fight another Christian,” she said outside the church premises.

“We are equal in fellowship, but different in rank. That’s what the Bible says. [It says] touch not my anointing and do my prophet no harm. It’s there you can check it.”

Beatrix said the recent death of three congregants in a stampede at the church could not be blamed on Bushiri – also known as ‘Major 1’ the ‘Papa’.

“It’s not the prophet’s fault. People are identifying the prophet’s name, why? If we are so many, and the gate is so small yet there is over 50 000 people, how do you expect people to pass there? Everybody was pushing to get home first, it was slippery because it had rained. It’s not the prophet’s fault,” she insisted.

Another ECG member “James from Malawi” was also on the scene to defend “the good name of the prophet”.

“I don’t understand what is happening to this South Africa country. He [Bushiri] is here to help people and he’s a man of God. Everything happening here is about God’s power,” said James.

“He didn’t invite anyone to come and sleep here, outside the gate. It’s their own fault the people that are sleeping over there [queuing outside the church]. They are not only South Africans, but there are also Malawians sleeping there, Zimbabweans, and many other countries sleeping over there,” he said.

Later on, a man wearing a Bushiri’s Prophetic Channel television station branded cap was severely assaulted by a mob a few metres from South African Police Service (SAPS) and Tshwane Metro Police officers.

The usually busy WF Nkomo (formerly Church) Street in Pretoria West was on Friday evening closed to traffic as the Sanco protesters demanded answers from the Bushiri-led ECG over the death of three congregants reportedly in a stampede at the church premises.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

So you mean that Bushiri is sleeping with girls of 8 years,marrying several women,killing people who did not support his religious crimes? In fact,Mohammed is the most satanic moron the religion of Islam had ever have.Think before you write nonsense you idiot!!!!!!!!!!!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Dont equate these small pastor with a big Muhamad. Pbuh

Tariq
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Tariq

Africa and its white blonde Jesus… Pray for an end of malaria then I might believe this rubbish. What a useless god.

Favor alice
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Tarafiq. Whether you are a moslem or not, but let’s love and protect our own Malawian product who is putting our cou tey at another higher level. And it is you Malawians who also contribute to this xenophobic attacks because the south Africans read what you write or comment on the social media about him and they believe your lies. You must writing your nonsense and live to support our fellow Malawian who is doing great work for the country. When haters attacks our fellow Malawian we must stand together. Simunamve kuti ndi ngozi. Anthu samafa mu ma stadium munamva… Read more »

GWELU PITALA
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GWELU PITALA

Favor usatinyanse ngati Bushiri mumanyengana naye its none of our business. Anabisiranji mitembo ya anthu if not for sacriicial reasons? Why ddnt he call police and why hiding the bodies? Matsenga akumachita Bushiri wanuyu la 40 lamukwanira and aziyenda mothawathawa chonchi. Muziganizako anthu inu, nonsense.

Daughter of Major 1
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Prophet Bushiri is an employee of the most high God with His lawyer being Jesus Christ. The same God who employed him gonna fight for all his battles. Shortly all you haters will stop posting your stupid led by the devil comments about my papa on this forum. You don’t know anything about him. Just shut up your mouth and ask God to forgive you.

Favor alice
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Zoona. These haters need deliverance

Mathanyula Pits
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Mathanyula Pits

Its you who need deliverance from Bushiric attacks. He can fool some of you but he cannot fool all of us.

Hassam Jussab
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Hassam Jussab

How can u say that u take bushiri a Prophet as Muslims take Mohammed as Prohpet in Islam instead you could have named Jesus as a prophet instead of bushiri who is a mere human

Fufu
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Fufu

We can’t equate Jesus to Muhammad. They are not equal in any respect.

Burton LONGWE
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Burton LONGWE

I may not be Bushiri fan but it’s really unfair to accuse him for such wrong doing.
It’s only God who will judge us not us human judging each other.

David Esaïe
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David Esaïe

I like u sir. God bless u

Limma
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Limma

……but then I saw his acclaimed “miracle “ of taking a picture in the spirit with an IPad. Alas, the camera man was too close and it shows Bushiri’s finger flicking and selecting the picture from the IPad’s gallery.

Duduzane
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Zauchizete basi. Ku chisilamu munamva zoti kuli za u prophet ngati wa bushiriwo?. Ndipo nkhani imeneyo zikukhuzana bwanji ndi Muhammad. Zafodya

Mhhhhhh
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Mhhhhhh

Koma kuli kutukwana?

Nkhoma
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Nkhoma

Bola munakati Bushiri is like Chilima to UTM…. Both charlatans 🤣🤣🤣

Dennis Chimeza
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Dennis Chimeza

….am still finding it hard to understand how Bushiri, being a major prophet of miracles, could not capitalise on the said rain storm stampede, collect the deceased remains, in the face of everyone, and perform the resurrection miracle..it’s really funny!!!!!!