Malawi top musician-cum-legislature Lucius Banda has hailed famous Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church(ECG) based in South Africa for coming forward to support the less privileged in the country.
The ‘Major 1’ self-styled billionaire Man of God has been involved in a number of charity works in support of the 2015 flood victims in Malawi on his visit since last week.
According to Bushiri over US$ 150,000 has been spent on his charity initiative,and K40 million (about $58 456) was used for Ntcheu. He has also been to Dowa.
Bushiri said his prophetic tour in Malawi has been busy doing “what faith entails- Humanity works.”
Lucius Banda took to Facebook to commend Prophet Bushiri for his charity works, saying many people in the country need support.
“I am a staunch catholic; there are a number of things we differ on, in principle and belief. We are like rail we cannot meet though we go the same direction. I have seen crowds of people it didn’t move me. I saw convoys and parades of police band it was nothing to me. I have heard about miracle money I said wow! Good for them. But what makes me write this is I have seen Prophet Shepherd Bushiri giving money to the needy giving food to the hungry.. That is my religion!!!” wrote Banda on his Facebook timeline.
Social commentator Stanley Onjezani Kenani also posted on his Facebook timeline to commend Bushiri.
“Well done, Prophet Bushiri, for helping those in need. This is what Christ teaches us,” he wrote.
Bushiri’s visit to Malawi follows a recent interview with Nyasa Times where he was questioned on what his ministry is doing as far as issues of social responsibility are concerned in his home country.
In his reaction, the ‘Major 1’ Bushiri said he has always helped the poor and this year alone more than 30 students have graduated from various universities under the scholarship scheme of Prophet Bushiri.
He however claimed that he is not does not feel comfortable in publicising the help he lenders to the less privileged.
While in Malawi, Bushiri presented a cash gift to the chiefs of Sub T.A Zolokele in Rumphi district of Malawi for an undergoing construction of a school project.
The man of God further said he is embarking on plans to construct a major conference Hall in Capital Lilongwe which will be called Shepherd Bushiri Conference Center.
Bushiri, who plans to open a bank and a mobile company, also took time to visit one of his farms in the northern region of Malawi in Rumphi where he encouraged Malawians to invest in agriculture.
“I have always encouraged people to invest in agriculture. God wants us to work hard. The bible says faith without works is dead,” said Bushiri.
Meanwhile, rapper Piksy (Lawrence Zangazanga) remains opposed to Bushiri, saying he is not attracted his “miracle money”.
Piksy recently clashed with gospel artist Onesimus who converted from secular music to be a follower of Prophet Bushiri who also preaches of miracle money. He described Piksy as a lost son.
But Onesimus hit back in his single“letter” asking Piksy to repent. Onesimus has also recorded a song touting “miracle money” .
Another Malawian celebrated hip-hop star Gwamba announced that he will no longer sing secular songs because this time he will use his talent to preach the word of God.
He made announcement after attending Bushiri’s New Year ‘cross over’ sermon at the giant FNB Stadium in South Africa.
Pisky insists he is not happy with Bushiri and his Enlightened Christian Gathering promoting the church followers to hit at the rapper as a “hater” who is in denial to repent for his sinful lifestyle.
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