Malawi govt changes tune on Bushiri’s ‘Miracle Crossover’: Withdraws Bingu Stadium venue

After a statement circulated purportedly from Office of President and Cabinet announcing that President Lazarus Chakwera would preside over the ‘Miracle Night Crossover’ to be hosted by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, government has since withdrawn the Bingu National Stadium as venue for the event.

Prophet Bushiri walks about at the Bingu stadium during the  previous crusade in Malawi

The management of the facility said they have reconsidered dangers of hosting the event amidst Covid-19 prevention measures as the Bushiri event is seen to attract a lot of people from different countries.

Acting BNS manager Ambilike Mwaungulu, in a letter addressed to  Bushiri, advises that after further consultations with relevant authorities, they are not able to host the event.

He says despite communication that the number to attend will be reduced, the event was most likely going to attract people beyond even its capacity of the facility. Mwaungulu fears this was going to contravene the Covid-19 preventive measures.

“The stadium will be undergoing maintenance in preparation for CAF inspection which will happen in early January 2021.

“At the time of CAF inspection management may not have enough time to restore the stadium to its normal status due to anticipated damages and losses during your function,” reads the letter in part.

Spokesperson for the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church  Ephraim Nyondo confirmed of the cancellation in his online post.

“We confirm receipt of the letter from Bingu National Stadium management about the cancellation of hosting our Miracle Night Crossover on 31 December 2020.

“Our church administration is swiftly and with, necessary urgency and speed, acutely handling the matter and, therefore, we appeal for calm to all our members and followers under the circumstances. We shall keep you informed of any developments envisaged thereon.”

He said the church’s administration was taking necessary steps to address the situation.

In mid-November, Bushiri and his wife Mary escaped from South Africa mid-November where they are facing fraud and money-laundering charges. They jumped bail and made their way to Malawi.

The South African government has since applied to Malawi for extradition of the two. The matters are being contested in court.

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John chidongo
7 months ago

Bushire amange stadium yake yiyikulu ku madera aku mudzi chifukwa ntauni mulibe malo a stadium stopano. Uyu ali ndi ndalama zambiri, hotel migodi atha kumanga yake. Chalitchinso atha kumanga yake ngati achina TB joshua. Bwanja matchalichi amenewa samanga chalitchi nkhukhala nyumba ya Mulungu. Muwapeza aku renta mkalasi. Pa sukulu imodzi matchalichi 20 kumangosokosera ndi kukawa anthu ndalama. Ena ayitulukira mumatenti. Uyu akuti ali ndi migodi mmene alili ku Malawi podikirira za pita naye ku South Africa akamamangako Stadium yo. Osati anthu akagobole chinthu chabwino bwino. Ndiponso kuli covid pano. Amange yake.

Matchini
Matchini
7 months ago

IF U R STILL IN THE DARK ABOUT BUSHIRI ESCAPE HERE ARE TWO ENLIGHTENING QUESTIONS 1. WHY IS SOUTH AFRICA NOT OFFICIAL ASKING ZIMBABWE OR MOZAMBIQUE TO EXPLAIN HOW BISHIRI CROSS THRU THEIR BORDERS? it is because bushiri travelled by air. 2. IS IT ILLEGAL TO ENTER THE COUNTRY WITHOUT DECLARING TO CUSTOM AND IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS. it is but as bushiri was on that special flight he entered via vip and malawi govt are part of it thats why he was never arrested for unlawful entry but rather he was just falsely arrested briefly so that a judge can grant… Read more »

guest
guest
7 months ago
Reply to  Matchini

chi comment chitalikilenji koma chopandanso nzeru

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
7 months ago

Pa Masintha bwanji?

Kapena kungomanga yawo?

Fraudster
Fraudster
7 months ago

Don’t forget he is a fugitive running away from the evils and sins he committed in South Africa!!! He scammed thousands of South Africans of their life savings and then …….. the rape case

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

Charlatan and thief!

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Hahahahahahahaha it seems this Chakwera guy has a very problem in decision making, ili ndi vuto lalikulu zedi, the whole president not knowing the right direction to take? tili pa moto a Malawi, kuchoka kwa njenjete zotchedwa DPP apa tili mmanja mwa munthu opanda direction

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
7 months ago

Zoona zeni zeni ndithudi

Dickson Phiri
Dickson Phiri
7 months ago

The coved19 is really demonic imagine the influence, now the governments can not make independent and sovereign decision.
They instructions to cancel the venue for cross over who made it?
This denies Malawi the exposure it needs to the world , deprives the business houses in hospitality industry business opportunity and forex for Malawi it’s a pit.

Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago

In one way or the other will still find a way to lift the name of the Lord high.
Football is not a religion.

Covid-19
Covid-19
7 months ago
Reply to  Segwe

We do not need cults in Malawi. Bushiri’s ECG is not a Church, it’s a cult

Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago
Reply to  Covid-19

You the biggest cult

Bagus Salim
Bagus Salim
7 months ago
Reply to  Segwe

You lift the name of the Lord with this thug?

Leyad kalubankwa
Leyad kalubankwa
7 months ago

Please allow him we all want to come and attend.

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Ekhristu 🙏🏾

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