Bushiri targeted in an online photoshop smear campain

Charismatic preacher Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been targeted in an online smear campaign based on doctored images.

City Press doctored image

The photoshopped images, of socialite Phumzile Maripane and the cleric  – which appeared in the City Press – were carefully cropped out to remove other people, and then super imposed onto foreign backgrounds, to give the impression that the preacher had taken images in the company of the woman alone.

However, the original images have since surfaced, showing the great deception.

The original image is of Prophet Bushiri with several members of the youth after a basketball match while the fake image is being circulated alongside a story claiming Major 1 had an affair with the lady in the picture.

The original image showing youths at the boat cruise held by the prophet. As seen, he is not alone with the woman.

Circled  are the images which were cropped to mislead people into believing that the lady in question was spending time alone with the prophet.

Contacted for comment, Enlightened Christian Gathering Church’s external media relations manager, Maynard Manyowa, scoffed at the smear campaign.

“Its clearly a smear campaign. But the office of the prophet, and the entire ministry are not only immune to these doses of fake poison but unmoved and unconcerned. The photoshop artists have a lot of time on their hands. They would best exercise their talents doing fruitful things.”

Manyowa added that smear campaigns aimed at the prophet were utterly useless.

“Look, the images are doctored and fake. I do not see the point of them either. A fake story will always remain fake. It is meaningless to try and mislead people into thinking there is a story here when there is none. At the end of the day made up things remain fiction.”

The ECG denounced City Press story as “fake news” after  exposing the doctored images.

“This is not only malicious, libelous and mischievous, it is a spit in the face of earnest readers who actually  but this newspaper.”

It said fake news is a cancer that must be shamed and uprooted.

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Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
1 year ago

Which means media have licences to assassin people character without any consequence? How can a person stay in the house many our Just to destroy a man of God? Major 1 must find away to sue these media group otherwise they will not stop.

Mtenguwaminga@gmail.c
1 year ago

This is part of major1’s charity work. After selling these fake news about him, they make R1000 and send their children to school. This is nothing to major1. He fights reall battle not this one.

Wiseman
Wiseman
1 year ago

Zanu izo, kaya ndi photoshop without photoshop ife tilibe nazo deal, popeza or atati pulofiti wanuyo amapita ku toilet inu kukanabe kuti sizoona.

B. Nzama Banda
1 year ago

What a stupit campain

Dzimwale wa mkulu
Dzimwale wa mkulu
1 year ago

Am not a supporter for Bushiri but this is sad development, people out there are good at character assassination to others. It is shame uncalled for and bad, cowards should stop this workers of satan

Wiseman
Wiseman
1 year ago

Who said you are a supporter of the guy? It is your right to support him or not. Just comment without explaining which side you are in.

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
1 year ago

That’s why some of us. We don’t believe everything they talk against Prophet Bushiri. We are enough of lies against him

Bwana
Bwana
1 year ago

Useless smear campaign

Nyaka
Nyaka
1 year ago

City Press u are very stupid. And all ur editorial team. Does Bushiri eat in ur houses?Dont u have better things2do? Ur company will die a natural death.

Tasowana
Tasowana
1 year ago

Every time you read about Mr. Busiri it is always negative issue.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
1 year ago

DARKNESS AND LIGHT WILL NEVER GO TOGETHER –THE EVIL ONE IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE NAME OF CHRIST THE CRUCIFIED BEING PREACHED /EXALTED /GLORIFIED —YOU KNOW WHAT ?? (A LITTLE TIME LEFT FOR THE WICKED ONE )

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