Bushiri tells court  ‘I’m innocent’: Hawks shocked with tens of thousands of supporters

The Hawks – South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – had to arrange special vehicles  to take Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife home as tens of thousands manned the Specialised Crimes Court in Pretoria to see their ‘Papa’ walk home.

Prophet Bushiri and his wife Mary, accompanied by pastor Mboro walks free
Bushiri supporters stand by their man of God
Go yeh home in peace: Papa the Major 1 Bushiri urges tens of thousands of his followers
Supporters of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader Shepherd Bushiri came out in their numbers to support him.
We are who we are because of Major Prophet Bushiri

Baffled, they even asked the Prophet to help disperse the crowds home to ensure that there is peace in South Africa.

Confident, full of smiles and walked hand in hand with his wife, Bushiri only thanked God for allowing him to lead a church so full of love as ECG.

He then called on the people to disperse peacefully to their respective homes and continue  steadfast in prayer for the church.

In court,  Bushiri states in his affidavit that is “happily married” and not involved in money laundering, organised crime or fraud.

The couple sat close together in the small court room and the gallery was filled with family members. They looked unfazed as their legal representative, advocate Johan Hattingh, read from the affidavit.

Bushiri denied having any involvement in money laundering, organised crime and fraud.

He said he is a father of two and is “happily married”.

He had handed in all of his passports and has no previous convictions. He has no warrants of arrest.

In Mary’s affidavit, she said that none of “these offences was committed by me”.

She said their two children attended school in Malawi and visit their parents over school holidays.

She had surrendered all her travelling documents.

State prosecutor Salome Veenemans told the court that the state did not oppose bail and confirmed that all of the information in the affidavits was verified.

Bushiri has been given a R100 000 bail and he is supposed to appear before court for trial on 10 May.

“Papa! Major 1,” echoed through the streets of Pretoria.

Later on Wednesday, Bushiri took to his social media accounts to say: “Thank you so much for your love and support, and for the prayers. Prophetess Mary and I are overwhelmed and grateful”.

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Sandile

Nothing the government officials, powers, rulers and principalities can do to stop God’s work… You can never fight and win against a men with God inside him He is God of all flesh and Father of all spirits, what is too hard that He cannot do… I don’t know why many miss this… When Jesus was being killed,the devil thought he was winning only if he knew…many would be saved by his death and resurrection he would not have allowed it to happen Without being rejected for good work you are not a true living Stone like Christ, First it… Read more »

Hlengani
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He will be end up in jail

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
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Gerald Mapanga Phiri

The mind Mangochi kabwafu that’s they said their elements of Islamic terrorist Mangochi Yao people linking them in Kenya because of hate the man of God. He has vandetta with his faith as top Christian

Ernest C Nyirenda
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Ernest C Nyirenda

Wowww and you will be free for good. We love you Papa

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Of course he would plead not guilty. Almost all people caught red-handed plead not guilty. All those foolish people gathered have got nothing to do? Thick people and can only be in Africa.

denga nevhulaudzi
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denga nevhulaudzi

I understand that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is true anointed by God, he also helped me a lot in my life he honestly changed my life, but my suggestion is I do not think that he should do as he wish because we are seeking for his help if the accusations are true, he should treat us fairly. If not true the truth will come out. I expect him to be a best role model. I love him much but I do not support crime.

hati Mabaire
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hati Mabaire

South Africa touch not the anoitinded of God you are planting a curse against the nation

Favor alice
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Whoever hates Major1 is a witch. Terrorist AL qaeda or Boko haram. Finish n klaar

Neno
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Neno

Wait until the final day of his case and then you should dance…

Nyondo
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Is it only people in SA need deliverance? Come back home my brother Mulungu si munthu chiyambi cha things fall apart