The South Africa-based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) on Wednesday flew into Malawi where he personally helped distribute bags of maize -a staple-food in the nation – to thousands of people in 10 villages in the Traditional Authority (T.A) Chitukula in the rural Lilongwe to mark the resumption of his charity initiative which was suspended recently.
Bushiri had complained that he was facing obstacles from Malawi government in his maize distribution and wrote a strong worded letter to President Peter Mutharika protesting.
He resumed his humanitarian crusade assisting the poor through his charity, Shepard Bushiri Aid (SBA) following the Malawi government clearance on the exercise.
There has been calls by Members of Parliament in the National Assembly, asking the millionaire celebrity preacher to keep helping the starving citizens as hunger bites hard, mostly to the poor.
On Wednesday, Bushiri distributed thousands of 25 Kilogram bags of maize at Dedza Private Primary school at Area 25 in the capital Lilongwe and told the people that the initiative was not meant for political reasons arguing that he believes in God who love hence is sharing the little he has to people.
“I feel good to back in Malawi, my home to save God’s children through maize distribution following government endorsement over the exercise. I am here to show God’s love. This initiative it’s not meant to score political mirage because I believe in God who sends me to do this work whole heartedly,” said the Man of God who is famously called ‘Major 1’.
Prophet Bushiri who was physically distributing the maize to the villagers said he will keep on giving out maize to Malawians, saying he was sourcing the maize in Zambia and other SADC countries.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament and comedian Bon Kalindo (Winiko) , former ministers Ralph Kasambara and Brown Mpinganjira were seen helping Bushiri carrying bags of maize to the beneficiaries in Lilongwe.
Other notable people were politicians Hophmally Makande, Pika Manondo and Halima Daudi.
Bushiri’s humanitarian support has taken him to Zomba, Lilongwe-Nathenje but failed to finish the exercise in Karonga due to government political bickering over the exercise.
He has also assisted inmates at Mzuzu Prison.
Bushiri will proceed to Mchinji and Salima on Thursday and Friday respectively as thousands villagers are expected to receive 25 kilogram of maize for free.
The Prophet is making a difference and has touched and changed many lives, thousands have been fedand while the critics talk and question if his motives are genuine or not, people are eating Nsima and they are thankful.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :