Bushiri rules out front line politics in Malawi

Billionaire clergy Shepherd Bushiri has denied he intends to join a new political party, Democratic Progressive Congress (Depeco), saying he is not ready for frontline  politics.

Prophet Bushiri : I’m not joining frontline politics

The South African based leader of Enlighted Christian Gathering was mentioned by Depco president Chris Daza on Sunday as possible member and financier of the party.

But spokesperson for Prophet Bushiri, Ephraim Nyondo laughed off the matter, saying the ‘Major 1’ is not yet ready for frontline politics.

“He has not yet received the said invitation to join the party and he is not ready for active politics,” said Nyondo.

Daza said his new party is for equality, empowerment, innovation and integrity.

He was however non commital when he was pressed to confirm whether Bushiri was one of the financiers of the party, saying the party had sent an invitation to him to join the party.

Daza described Bushiri as his spiritual father and said sometimes he preaches in Bushiri church in South Africa.

“Everybody is talking about the party being funded by Prophet Bushiri. We don’t want to deny now, he has the financial muscle to do so but it doesn’t mean that he is the major donor,” said Daza.

He said an announcement would be made should Bushiri decide to join the party.

Daza also parried away rumours that former president Joyce Banda was involved in the formation of the party.

He said he did not even inform Banda on the formation of the new party.

Daza was secretary general of the Malawi Congress Party before he joined Peoples Party and served as Minister of Governance in Banda’s regime.

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Nganiza Muthulika
5 years ago

Maboza yachokela kuti? Chakwela dos not talk so u write mambiza. A Malawi talk facts. Second nowhere says a priest can not be a politiician. In fact Its even better with such a people. I am not a supporter of MCP. But I dont see a problem with a priest. What About amene alamulila lero munaziwa after independence? Or panene munali kufuna democracy? No.

5 years ago

If Chakwera will use Bushiri’s bloody money in his campaign it will be a double curse. The first blunder was to dump God for politics. God also dumped him in the 2014 elections. As per Kwendakwina’s suggestion that he should ask Bushiri for campaign money, that will add to another blunder because bloody money will only push God further from him and his MCP.

5 years ago

Za ziii

5 years ago

Bushiri should just support the MCP momentum and not waste resources on these good for nothing briefcase parties. OChakwera mumuuze mwana wanu alekeletu zonyoza Bushiri musemphana ndi chikwama

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