Malawi Police drags Thyolo Pastor to court  over fake prophecy: Pleads not guilty as worshippers brand arrest satanic

Malawi  Police in Thyolo have taken to court a pastor of a ministry called Thamanda to answer charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Acting Public Relations Officer for Thyolo Police Sergeant, Tiwone Amosi, said Pastor Sampulo Newiri, 40, has been misleading his followers by encouraging them not to send their children to school and hospital for medical attention when they fall sick.

Sergeant Amosi  further told Mana that last year, the same pastor ill-advised his followers not to waste their precious time cultivating in their fields, saying he received a prophesy from God that there would be no rains.

“Pastor Newiri’s prophesy left many people food insecure. The whole of Chipendo area where his church is based along Thyolo- Goliati road, didn’t cultivate including the pastor himself.

“The pastor relies on food handouts from his followers,” said Sergeant Amosi.

He said members of the community lodged a complaint to police about the ministry’s doctrines which they argued were antithesis to development.

Appearing before Thyolo Magistrate Court Wednesday, the pastor pleaded not guilty to the charge, prompting the State to ask for time to parade three witnesses.

The pastor came to the court with a handful of his congregants, all of them clad in white attire.

In an interview, one of the members of the ministry who pleaded for anonymity said the pastor’s arrest was the work of Satan who was jealous and wanted people to perish by not hearing the truth about God’s words.

He said the ministry was founded upon observing many weaknesses and untruthfulness in the so called big churches.

“There’s corruption, adultery and favouritism in the popular churches you know in Malawi. So, our ministry, driven by the power of the Holy Spirit, has come to correct this for people to receive salvation,” he said.

Pastor Newiri comes from Chipendo Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo. The case was adjourned to January 22, 2018.

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kkkkkk it was Wandale and now its a fake Pastor all from the same district


Iwe ndiwe wabodza Bushiri amuthamangitsa litilo?Go to hell,talk about ur Pastor in ur Church&leave Bushiri alone.Kodi bwanji simupuma naye bwino Bushiri?Agalu!!!!!


This is very useless. From what I have read in this article, I don’t see any conduct by the pastor that is likely to cause breach of peace. We all know that we are surrounded by false prophets and professors, there is no need to take them seriously. The villagers should blame themselves for not using their common sense.

Dr Fiderus Miyoyoooo

Alhomwe eisssh everywhere pa zoyipa


Too much illiteracy in this part of Malawi. that’s people believe in all sorts of crap including bloodsuckers there.


These idiots called prophets deserve capital punishment including mafia Bushiri.


Za masiku ano zimenezo


Leading the flock to the throne of God or misleading the flock to the throne of God


kkkkkkk sikugwa mvula nde musalime kkkkkkkkkk, Josephy in the bible anaalangiza anthu kuti asunge chakudya chambiri kuti adzadutse nthawi ya chilala. ZAULENDO UNO


This is great news, Bushiri nayo amuthamangisa ku Botswana ndi bodza lake la miracle money.

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