Malawi govt to probe issuance of diplomatic passport to Bushiri, others

Malawi government would probe the award of diplomatic passports to South Africa based prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and other individuals  during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime, Nyasa Times understands.

Bushiri was granted diplomatic passport during the DPP regime when he was close to Ben Phiri

Bushiri was issued a diplomatic passport following political directives, Nyasa Times learnt from Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services.

Former chief immigration officer Masauko Medi  could not grant interviews on the matter but has said will cooperate with the investigations.

Immigration national spokesperson Joseph Chauwa did not pick up our calls despite numerous attempts. He did not also respond to our message on the same.

Bushiri is a close associate of politician Ben Phiri, who was wielding much power in the DPP government, as he is reported to have influenced events to have the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church leader get the diplomatic passports.

It is reported that several diplomatic passports were also issued  to people during the DPP regime.

But the current Tonse Alliance led government want to investigate abuse in issuing diplomatic passports.

Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda  wants that diplomatic passpoTts that were granted “dubiously” to be revoked.

Government also wants to know why  Bushiri has multiple Malawi passports.

Recently, High Court convicted  and sentenced to five  years imprisonment former minister Uladi Mussa for issuing Malawian passports to foreigners during his time as home affairs minister under the  Joyce Banda administration.

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YAO KING
YAO KING
7 months ago

aaahaah!!! now we are reading news,,please atolankhani follow up witrh this matter.malawians deserve to know the truth.please please.is not only bushiri..we need everyone envolved akalowe muchitolokosi……lets clean Our Malawi….atolankhani chonde tithandizeni…onse akambelembele gule kwawo!

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
7 months ago

If Bushiri knew he is not a diplomatic why did he accept a diplomatic passport when he as a Prophet would have known better doing so is cheating and according to Bible such acts equate to SIN? He would have known better that what was happening is not part of the ten Commandments as a man of God who preach to thousands of people. Am speechless.

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

Bushiri got the diplomatic passport during Joyce Banda’s reign. DPP osamangoipaka ziri zonse.

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

Dpp was indeed a government of thugs. Please take them head-on. They took the country as a personal entity.

ankhwinda
7 months ago

Bushiri asaphweke chifukwa choti wamangidwa generally ndi munthu woti amalawi ambiri amamupasa ulemu. By the way anthu ngati Mwawi Kumwenda, Patrick Mabedi, Gaba, wankhonya waku Joniyu, Bushiri, etc they deserve VIP treatment

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago
Reply to  ankhwinda

Wakuba salandira Ulemu.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
7 months ago
Reply to  ankhwinda

Yes they need VIP treatment in their profession not getting e diplomatic passport when you are not a diplomat.

TTK
TTK
7 months ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

Diplomatic passports are not only for diplomats. I had one when I served as a parliamentarian. Bishops have them so why not Prophet Bushiri? Is he not a prominent citizen of the Republic. Why stab your own when he is being witch hunted by a foreign country? Nsanje aMalawi tidzasiya liti? No need of investigation. The new government should just review the list of current holders.

Critical thinking
Critical thinking
7 months ago

This investigation should start from the first UDF administration. There are many extended relations of former presidents (including Joyce Bands) walking around with diplomatic passports for “security reasons.” People use these passports to fast track visa issuances and make use of VIP facilities. Imagine complete nobodies using VIP facilities because their distant relation is a former president or minister. This is corruption. All Diplomatic Passports must be checked and revoked where necessary.

Timveziti
Timveziti
7 months ago

Should donations be a licence to defraud and scam? If we are going to behave that way then we will never be able to hold anyone accountable.
In fact this issue has now become a huge embarrassment to our country.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Stupid followers making him rich riding in expensive cars and buying planes while you pavement pounding walking km’s in your bata shoes if you can afford that if not kaunjika shoes to go for his gathering to donate more money bloody morons

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Total fools.

Dumb Bastard
7 months ago

He is still performing miracles. Mary is hopeful that they will get bail on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

Jackson banda
Jackson banda
7 months ago

And will get duty free status for the luxury cars he has exported illegally from south africa to malawi

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