Crowds show support to Bushiri as Prophet testifies before South Africa Commission over stampede

Streets in Johannesburg city were painted with rainbow flags and ‘Major 1’ as thousands took to the street in support of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri the church leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG)  as he was appearing before the  Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights (CRL Rights Commission) on Monday.

Bushiri and  his wife Mary walking to appearat the CRL Rights Commission
Bushiri, seated next to his wife Mary, testifies at the CRL Rights Commission, which is mediating between the ECG and Sanco
Crowds in support of Bushiri
Crowds in support of Bushiri
Standing with Prophet Bushiri, the Major 1

The Prophet, who arrived around 9 am,  was accompanied by his wife  Prophetess Mary Bushiri, ECG attorney Terrance Baloyi, Health and Safety Advisor Richard Ashan, Director of Communications Ephraim Nyondo, External Media Relations Manager Maynard Manyowa, and several other church leaders, directors and pastors.

The CRL Rights Commission is an independent Chapter Nine institution in South Africa, which is mandated “to promote respect for and further the protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities; promote and develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance, national unity among and within cultural, religious and linguistic communities on the basis of equality, non-discrimination and free association; to promote the right of communities to develop their historically diminished heritage and to recognise community councils”

The Commission is currently mediation between ECG Church, and the South African National Civil Organisation (SANCO). The latter has been protesting in Pretoria, calling for the ECG to be expelled in the wake of the stampede.

Appearing before the commission, and under oath, Prophet Bushiri expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of members of ECG who tragically passed away on 28 December at Pretoria Showgrounds, during a stampede.

“The ECG International Church would like to take this opportunity to reiterate its deepest apology to the South African people for the accident that happened at its Pretoria Branch. Despite being an accident, as a church we took and we always do take full responsibility for the incident and we are comforted and encouraged by the level of support from different South Africans from different parts of the divide,” said Bushiri.

Three women were killed in an apparent stampede at the ECG in December. At least 17 other congregants were injured as they ran for shelter during a heavy rainstorm.

Although the prophet was not there when the stampede happened, he gave a detailed account of what the internal investigation held by ECG Church had unearthed.

The prophet also clarified several issues which were erroneously raised by different stakeholders.

“The church has an onsite paramedics company which handles emergency activities within the premises. The immediate report we got from them was that there has been a stampede at one of the halls, and using their ambulances they evacuated different people who suffered different injuries,” Bushiri explained.

He said the church was, however, assured by paramedics that everything was under control, and that three seriously injured people had been taken to a private medical care facility.

Bushiri said he was then advised by the church, acting on assurances from paramedics, to proceed with the service. However, during the service, it transpired that the three had died.

The prophet said his ECG church  will remain “receptive to advise and constructive criticism”  at the same time working with every institution to ensure that  “we continue to serve the spiritual needs of our people in gatherings that are safe and secure.”

The prophet asked the CRL to formally invite him, and involve him in their runnings.

The church also submitted that while it had enough marshals and security in place, the incident on the day was unforeseen and got so out of hand that marshals could not handle it.

The hearings continue.

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North NORMAN
1 year ago

Is Bushiri really a prophet? Why can’t he prophesy the missing albinos in Karonga,Malawi?

Innocent
Innocent
1 year ago

Mmmmmmmmm speechless saying against you papa,the intire family of Mbama love you kuti mwaaaaaaaa

Byron
Byron
1 year ago

Love you papa

Byron
Byron
1 year ago

‘We’ as me mi wife and 3 children plus mi sis and her children plus mi bro and his children plus plus plus we love u papa

Andree
Andree
1 year ago

Wow this is amazing we thank of major 1

Anna
1 year ago

Major 1 , Major 1 . The Lord is with you.
Jealous is a disease. you will testify Papa.

OPANDA DZINA
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Damn , its true its mystery. I cant just imagine the level of ignorance and the iniquity that you are displaying, God should help you.

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  OPANDA DZINA

Shame on you .what did he do Major One

Nancy Pelosi
1 year ago

Nkhuku ikafuna kuikira mazira imayamba kutetera. The writing is clear on the wall that you are no longer wanted in South Africa. Better start packing and return to your motherland. We also have sinners in Malawi who need redemption through you. If you insist ion living in South Africa you will no longer be considered an evangelist, but rather an economic refugee.

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  Nancy Pelosi

What is your problem dear Major one is here to stay no matter what you think.

OPANDA DZINA
1 year ago

Dziwanda dzokhadzokha pa ma Pic po. If these are Christians then Christ is crazy! No iota of holiness. If Paul can resurrect today will collapse in despair and disbelief.
As a matter of fact there is no office of a Prophet operating now. We are waiting for the Seven thunders ( Apostles) to come on the scene. The second feeding of Christ. Only Seven full baskets were filled.
This rabbit has no message to preach other than using chasm and tricks to make obvious predictions I cant call them prophesies.
Its shame. the last of the last days !

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  OPANDA DZINA

Am sorry for you because in the same way if you where there the time of apostles you couldn’t believe too. Remember they start speaking other languages before man do you think you could believe that, now that major 1 is prophencying you not believe so what are you saying here? Go seat down and think for your life and return to christ

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew

Thank you

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  OPANDA DZINA

Manefesting of evil spirits!!!!! it’s like you folow my father major 1 more than us his family ECG .tok tok tok but shame Major 1 is here to stay

Mulomwe
Mulomwe
1 year ago

Gullible Africans… supporting fake prophets blindly

Andree
Andree
1 year ago
Reply to  Mulomwe

You are the one with fake comment not him his is original prophet . Visit him

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  Andree

come to Ecg and your life is not gonna be same again

Mbali
Mbali
1 year ago
Reply to  Byron

1stly if he was a true man of God he’s teach u to not intervene when people are talking bout a man of God okay..he would have taught u to portray Godly statue

OPANDA DZINA
1 year ago
Reply to  Mulomwe

Its Shameful to say the least. I guess a blind man/ African far too low to describe the stupidity demonstrated at these gatherings. Typical of foolish and idiots. The guy has nothing to offer worth to call him Papa. Foolishness at its best.

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  OPANDA DZINA

FNB full plus overflow only you wer not ther .we love our papa dear .you post before me, aLol also my papa number one follower.May God of my father bless you more so that you follow in right direction. Shalom

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  OPANDA DZINA

Demons manifesting here bring Lion of Judar open doors

Byron
Byron
1 year ago
Reply to  Mulomwe

And wena clever ya China you follow sangomas what do you have. Demons manifesting

Banj
1 year ago

JESUS IS LORD /ALIVE !!

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