The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislature and party deputy spokesman Bon Kalindo has heaped praises to South Africa-based Malawian, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church International (ECG) for his relief support to people affected by hunger in Malawi.
Kalindo was speaking in Mchinji when he joined Bushiri during the maize during his maize distribution exercise.
“This is commendable. The Prophet has been distributing maize without discrimination, giving all in need regardless of the religious affiliation, political or tribe,” said Kalindo.
He said the DPP government is pleased with the maize support Bushiri has given to the needy.
Bushiri had suspended his maize donations due to what he said were “obstacles from people “protecting President Peter Mutharika’s political interests”.
The Man of God fondly called ‘Major 1’ had said the President’s royalists suspected he is eying presidential seat in the 2019 elections, hence their decision to frustrate his efforts.
But government later allowed Bushiri to resume giving the maize.
In his address, Kalindo said government has no problems with Bushiri.
“At first we questioned his relief work but there is no politics attached as you can all see,” said Kalindo.
Bushiri stressed he has no intentions of joining politics now or in the near future, saying as a man of God with a prophetic anointing he is very contented with that.
“I am doing this not only to a particular political party neither a religion. This is a demonstration of God’s love to everyone,” said the Major 1.
He added: “ Let me thank God for the presence of both political and religious people present with different backgrounds, yes, it’s only God who can bring us together. do loves you all and this is a preaching to you that if you have something, it is good to share as such is God’s love.
“ Am happy that it’s not the world that shall give me a crown but a day will come where on that day I shall receive a reward from God in heaven.”
Bushiri said he will continue to help in times of need.
“I give not because I have, I give because God said we must give.”
The Prophet also commended President Peter Muthalika “for all the efforts he is doing to eradicate hunger.”
He said: “ Let us help him eradicate hunger rather than just throwing stones on him. I believe God wants us help him rather than to point fingers at him.”
Apart from Mchinji, Bushiri has been to Maula Prison and Dedza. He has ended his recent leg of donations after he previously gave out maize to Nathenje, Zomba, Karonga, Mzuzu , Dzenza and Mponela.
About 3 million Malawians are facing food crisis due to the drought has hit many part of Southern Africa and floods that Malawi experienced last year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :