Malawians hold demo at South Africa High Commission in Lilongwe over Bushiri ‘ill-treatment’
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri followers in Malawi on Wednesday stormed South African High Commission in Lilongwe demanding that authorities in Pretoria must stop ill-treating embattled preacher, head of the Enlighten Chritisn Gathering (ECG) Church.
The protest in Lilongwe came as the court in South Africa was hearing his bail application following the arrest last week together with his wife, Mary on money laundering charges.
The charismatic preacher and his wife were granted R100 000 bail each Wednesday morning at Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court.
Social media have been awash with reports that the arrest was politically motivated.
Malawians stormed the South African mission in Lilongwe demanding that Bushiri be freed and alleged that the arrest was motivated by greed people who were against the preacher.
Outside the Pretoria courts, hundreds of his followers demanded that Bushiri speaks to them after he had been released but church authorities said it was impossible for the preacher to do so due to fear of a similar misfortune that ended up with three lives lost during their cross over service in December.
Hundreds of Bushiri followers protested outside the court in a show of unwavering support for the famous prophet and his wife. Congregants from the church were seen singing and dancing outside the commercial crime court.
A large following were holding placards, including one that said “You touch major 1 by mistake / You will die by correction / Hands off God’s prophet”.
“Major one” is what the self-proclaimed prophet is known as among his followers.
The case was postponed until May 10 and the couple will have to stay in Gauteng as one of the bail conditions.
Why people make them self blind and deaf, this is clear that Bushiri is not a man of God, and this Malawi and can go protest in their country, for the poeverty, and for Bushiri to go heal people in his country, fake prophet if you’re poor he bc doesn’t prophesies you, how can man of God take money from Poor’s take a hike
Fuck you thandi with your stupid jealous government that men he came with millions of dollars in your country there’s lot of poverty in your country people sleep under the bridge there is it a country that should talk that one who doesn’t know that you people are xenophobia stupid nonsense stay with your HIV there idiots
How come you didn’t protest when Karin got arrested, or when Chaponda was arrested? So myopic people!
What I’ll treatment are you talking about? He is suspected of fraud and many people have ever been arrested on fraud charges so why should Bushiri be treated differently? Disgruntled people
If Jesus did not allow anybody to fight his battles, why are you doing this if you are the followers of Jesus?
Let the law take its course. If he is innocent he will be acquitted and if he found guilty he will serve time and if he is man of God like his followers are saying his ministry will continue with no interruption if his of God. We have seen a lot such people. True Christianity is about pointing people to Christ not self. For me I am less forgiving having been swindled by another Malawian Levi Alex Nkosi. His victims number over 3000 and stole over US$490million. I trusted him on the basis of him being a Seventh Day Adventist.… Read more »
All I know is that there is no boundary in the body of Christ, what you should know is that all happening in South Africa are false allegations, I bet you that you will be ashamed, you don’t know the man you are touching and the one you’re supporting, a devil is a liar all of you who are happy bcoz of the arrest of the Man of God, know it that you are agents of the devil and God almighty will punish you before your death right here on earth, stop doing that and repent before your day
Kkkkkkkkkkk are you really Christians? Why are you worshiping your human being. Shame
South Africans are full of jealous !!
Muthamangitsitsa nazo a Malawi osalakwa ku Joni
BUSHIRI AND WIFE DID NOT DO CRIME, ITS ALL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, WHAT ABOUT MARIKANA? LIFE ISIDIMENI?? THE GUYS WHO ARRESTED BUSHIRI ARE LAWLESS
To Gertude, Nangodutsamo and other like minded people.
Chachuluka ndi majelasi. Even if he took cash to pay for a jet as you allege, is it a crime? The question should be did he commit any crime in the process of acquiring the money. No, he did not!