Bushiri’s book launch dominates media in Southern Africa 

Key media houses in Southern Africa continue to be awash with extensive coverage of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s launch of his six books on Tuesday in South Africa.

Bushiri launching the books

Bushiri launched six books on religion, finance and communication on Tuesday, totaling his collection to 32 published in four  years.

In what could be described as unprecedented, South African key media houses has led extensively in coverage with Malawi media coming second, followed by Zimbabwe and Namibia.

South Africa’s largest independent news television ENCA, covered the launch with a story titled: ‘Bushiri writes books to guide youths on self-discovery’.

Two of South Africa’s leading newspapers, Sowetan and The Citizen, also covered the launch with varying angles which all stopped at celebrating Bushiri’s as one of influential authors of our generation.

Beside the launch other leading online South African media, namely IOL (Independe OnLine), TimesLIVE, News24, the Brief, Mzansi365 and DispatchLIVE, also gave the book launch extensive coverage concentrating on the message of the books, its impact and also the spectacle of the launch itself at the prestigious Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

Even South African leading arts magazine, Destiny, also covered the event. Through their online sections, the magazine—both their male and female versions—gave the book launch thorough coverage concentrating on the themes of the books and the impact.

Besides South Africa, the launch, also, enjoyed coverage in Malawi’s key online media such as Nyasa Times and Malawi24.

Malawi24 concentrated on the need to have Bushiri named as ‘professor’ for having published extensively.

Namibia’s state-owned Namibia Press Agency (Napa) wrote about the themes in the book with a sharp focus on the message’s impact on the youths.

In Zimbabwe, leading online iharare covered the event with focus on Bushiri as the author.

In an interview, Bushiri’s communications director said the extensive coverage of the book launch is welcome, adding: “It’s a potent symbol that Dr Bushiri is welcome to the literal world of ideas.”

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ZUKAZUKA
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ZUKAZUKA

ALL THESE CRITICISMS AND BAD/NEGATIVE COMMENTS HERE ARE FROM FELLOW PASTORS/PREACHERS BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY — I DON’T THINK THERE’S TRUE GOD IN THEIR HEARTS — MAY GOD FORGIVE THEM — THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING –

Max
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Writing books is not a problem as long as you have ideas, many fail to write because the don’t have the sources of ideals which is the holy spirit and its not about educational background.Even when apostle Peter stand to speak..many questioned him including his educational background. My fellow Malawians lets wake up to the realities of this world;education is not every thing as many want us to believe but God is all

Mpeta
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Mpeta

Great feat! But of course normally such busy people hire people to write for them!

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

I doubt if Bushiri has the guts. even when he preaches he shows his diction poverty. Please stop raising the bar for Bushiri or the media is being paid for positive publicity.

Kanyimbi265
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Kanyimbi265

Lets hope they are books, otherwise it does not make any sense. Any idea what the title is one of the 32 books. Asakhaletu akupanga refer to tangati Nsanja ya alonda

Old Timer
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Old Timer

This is the problem of bare foot journalists/reporters. They don’t know the difference between books and tracts. Considering Bushiri’s basic education I would call them a collection of notes of his personal entrepreneur life

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

You have to be an idiot to believe that he has written these books.

Romsey
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Romsey

How prolific is he that he can author 32 books in a space of 4 years? More especially given his busy schedule, when does he find time to author all these books?

Dzambo
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Dzambo

Really ? 32 books or tracts? Or are they summary notes? Can we get some reviews for these books pls

Bystander
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Bystander

Just the usual, leaflets, fliers and banners probably

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