Malawian prophet, Shepard Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering(ECG) Church has distanced itself from a breakfast meeting, where the senior Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF member was billed as the guest of honour.
A flyer that has been making the rounds on social media claimed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be the guest of honour at the event ECG’s Prophet Bushiri would attend.
But the ECG has distanced itself from the alleged breakfast meeting, saying they had no business meeting scheduled for Harare.
An official at Meikles Hotel, who refused to be identified, confirmed that a booking for the venue had been made but was cancelled after Bushiri distanced himself from the event believed to have been advertised by tricksters.
The church said the adverts of the meeting were fake and should be disregarded, since they were not on the ECG website or television channel.
“ECG (Enlightened Christian Gathering) Church would like to categorically state that we have no business meeting scheduled for Harare,” a message posted on both Bushiri’s official Facebook page and official Instragram page read.
“It has come to our attention that some malcontents bent on tarnishing the image of ECG, as a church and Prophet Shepard (sic) Bushiri, have been circulating a flyer on social media platforms stating that he will be holding a business meeting in Zimbabwe.”
The the popular Malawian preacher condened the adverts to such breakfast meeting hoped Zimbabwean authorities would bring those behind the fraud to book..
“It has also been brought to our attention that these rogue elements behind these fraudulent adverts have used the name of the Zimbabwean Vice-President ED Mnangagwa,” the statement continues.
“Please, be in the know, had such a meeting been planned, our office would have followed through protocol to inform him (Mnangagwa).
“As stated above, ECG has nothing to do with this false advert being run by some media outlets in Zimbabwe.”
Ntokozo John Msipha, whose contact number is listed on the poster when contacted by Nyasa Times said he has hoped the organisers would convince Bushiri and Mnangagwa to attend.
He said since Bushiri and Zimbabwe vice president have refused to attend, they had to cancel the event for another time.
According to the flyers, which were littered with spelling and grammatical mistakes, Mnangagwa was expected to be the guest of honour at the breakfast meeting, where a seat was going for $250.
Meanwhile, Bushiri posted on his official Instragram page on Wednesday photos of his arrival in Mauritus for what he called a business trip.
“God willing, I will be meeting some government officials today,” wrote the billionaire Malawian preacher based in South Africa.
He said the agenda of meeting Maurtius government officials is to discuss investments on the Island.
“It is high time we join together to pray hard and work hard in order for us to invest in God’s kingdom. It is the only way we can finance this gospel, spread it to nations and reach out to the poor,” he added.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :