Prophet Bushiri and wife to appear in court: ECG Church reopens, members steadfast in prayer

South Africa-based leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECGC) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife will appear in court on Monday to be formally charged after being arrested on Friday.

Prophet Bushiri, wife remain in custody

Hawks- members of South Africa’s  Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations -considered highly skilled in crime investigations arrested the Bushiris on allegations of fraud and laundering.

ECGC communications director Ephraim Nyondo said the duo was still in custody in Pretoria under the Hawks and that the prophet is “in cheer and great spirits and would appear in court tomorrow.”

The Prophet was picked at his Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg together with the wife in handcuffs.

“As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father [Bushiri] was guilty. He has been detained and is being questioned by the Hawks in Silverton, Pretoria.

“At some point, accurate reports pointed out the fact that certain people within the police had demanded bribes amounting to R10 million. This is a matter that is on record and well known,” reads the statement signed by Nyondo and ECG external relations manager Maynard Manyowa.

Meanwhile, the ECG Church was opened for the first time since the crossover service last year that ended in the tragic death of three people.

Services are expected to continue in the absence of the Church leader and his wife, Mary.

Hawks investigators say they’ll be looking into arresting more people.

The ECG church encouraged its members to be steadfast in prayer.

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Fake Prophet
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Fake Prophet

Akuluwa amayenda mmalelle (osati pa ndege koma anauluka ndi mapazi awo) , ndi a Prophet, komamnso paja amayenda ndi ma body guards,

kodi sanalote kuti akubwera kudzawatapa apolisi anakathawa ku Hotel ko.
Nanga ma body guards awo anali kuti?
Sakanatha kungouluka kuwathawa ma HAWKS wo?

Amudziwe Yesu akuluwa

Innocent Mnolo
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Innocent Mnolo

This sentiment looks like this criminal speaking: Luke 23:39 One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are you not the Christ?” he said. “Save yourself and save us!?”

Christopher
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Christopher

ECG church is from God. Never celebrate and take interest in the wealth of a man of God to cover your sins.Africa will remember the good service of bushiri.

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Major 1 nkhothi, kikikikikiiiii. I hope he will be able to perform his stupid tricks.

Peace ema
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Peace ema

Don’t call curses on your generation by saying what you don’t know God can strike you death Even if he is playing tricks let God judge him not you

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Lets wait and see what happened. Don’t rush to favourtism of your papa/father/prophet!!! They say they have been arrested on fraud charges meaning money transactions that do not follow proper financial processes. If you are sending money to a different country you must declare it. If these guys did not declare then that’s fraud if they did declare the transactions to be prudent, let them produce relevant papers and which banks were used. Its not about targeting him but rather finding the truth. In football a famous footballer was fined millions for tax fraud, as such, these investigations can take… Read more »

Favor alice
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Neva seen stupid people like you ndadabwa. Sasafrika wants to rob you Malawians daylight through the papa’s investments and you are happy about it. Inenso ndadabwa Manu a malawi

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
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Gerald Mapanga Phiri

They do that if the want to take your wealth. Trapping you in case and apply to take your properties saying that got them through corruption.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

100 % true,, I once saw this coming when he started building his Hotel. That’s South Africa I know!!

Ngombwax
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Ngombwax

Thus is the most professionally written article Nyasatimes has had on Bushiri for a while. Keep it up!

Mateyu salijeni
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As far as I know and worked with south Africans and nigerians — this is an organised move to silence the man of God –Secondly this is to swindle him of his wealth —all this is an organised move —there’s nothing like money laundering considering Bushiris residential permit —

Hero
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Hero

Residential permit or not, Bushiri has got businesses in SA. You will probably find out that according to SA forex control, one can not take out so much forex out SA from whatever business. It is common in a lot of countries. This is done to make sure individuals pay all the taxes before money is moved. It is not as simple as you think. I think in SA it is ZAR10million per person per year. For Bushiri, they are talking of ZAR15million per month so he is not within the laws.

Favor alice
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Koma abale umbuli ndi chirombo

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Reaping what he sow: organized crime in the name of God and God has decided to expose him.

Mandela
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Mandela

Mateyu, the so-called men of God are THIEVES who steal from vulnerable people in the name of Jesus. That money is laundered through dirty businesses they engage in to make themselves super rich. Let African governments arrest these pastor-thieves and lock them up so that people can work hard and get blessings directly from God NOT these charlatans.

Favor alice
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I feel sorry for you coz you are pressing a wrong button. Leave men of God alone. Their judge is God who anointed them. Kodi munaona anthu akumangiritidwa PA mtengo kuti apereke Chopereka. Chums hi ndi thukuta ndi mdalitso wake papa so don’t victimize him and kill Christianity. He preaches about Miracles and prosperity and he has to be an example. Jealousy africans

Peace
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Peace

You even call Jesus?? The owner of the name is the Messiah and he says we should not judge so what are you doing?? You call a man of God a thief what about you are you better than him or because you have not been cought yet don’t bother God will embarrass you because of this

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Sadly you are one of the brainwashed.

Favor alice
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This is what Malawians don’t know

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