A self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri has stuck to his prophecy on Dowa East Member of Parliament Jimmy Mannah, that the MP impregnated a woman and forced her to abort, saying it was a true account and will vigorously defend it in court.
The lawmaker last month sued Bushiri for defamation, claiming undisclosed millions.
The Lilongwe –based woman, Taonga Jamali, was employed by Bushiri as his secretary and she is named first defendant in the lawsuit.
Bushiri is named as a second defendant, while Shepherd Bushiri Ministries are third defendant, ECG Church and the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation are the fourth and fifth defendants respectively.
“In the cause of such love relationship, the plaintiff rented a house for the 1st defendant in Area 47, Lilongwe with the full knowledge of her friends and neighbours, who shall at the trial of this action be called as witnesses to the fact,” reads the affidavit.
“She even at one point stayed in the plaintiff’s house at Area 23 that the plaintiff built himself, and she will at the trial of this action describe the house and its full features to show the truthfulness of her claims,” Bushiri pointed out.
Mannah claims the prophecy damaged his reputation as a politician, musician and businessperson. But Bushiri dismissed the claims, saying is his reputation has been damaged because of “the revelation of the truth.”
The prophet argues that Mannah’s image has been “battered by his own actions and omissions.”