The famous South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has again stressed that he has no appetite to pursue any political aspirations.
Bushiri, currently on prophetic visit to Malawi, made it clear in northern city of Mzuzu that he has no political ambitions downplaying rumours that he may seek presidential office.
“I have no political ambitions whatsoever. My ambitions are all about being a servant of God,” said Prophet Bushiri has millions of online followers.
The Christian preacher, who has one million followers on Facebook, is part of the Enlightened Christian Gathering.
He also has his own messanger platform like Whatsapp called Bushiri Buzz.
Bushiri brought Mzuzu city to a stand still when residents learned he was in town with his posh five-car convoy.
The preacher said he is facing politically inspired persecution because some sections suspect he is seeking a political office like the presidency.
“Jesus was killed beacise Herod was afraid, he thought that he wanted to be king all because of the crowd-pulling and impact of his [Jesus’s] presence.
“So it is not quite strange for me because it is in the Bible. People always link influence with politics,” said the ‘Major 1’ ECG leader.
He said Malawians should get rid of “the spirit of jealousy” if the nation is to develop.
“We should learn to support each other,” he said.
The prophet’s public relations consultant Kelvin Sulungwe also told Nyasa Times that Bushiri candidly declared that he is content with his position as church leader , entrepreneurship and does not harbour any ambitions for political office.
Bushiri said his recent visit in Malawi is to preach in rural areas.
He has been to Blantyre, Ntcheu, Mponlea and Madisi, Mzuzu, Euthini and will end his tour in lakeshore district of Nkhatabay.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :