Prophet Bushiri in cruise preaching party: ‘Malawi hunger situation still my concern’
South African based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church over the weekend continued to celebrate his birthday by taking on a cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island preaching the gospel and partying.
Bushiri spent US$5 million in the cruise party.
He told congregants in the cruise party that just as people need nourishing food to survive physically, they also need the gospel of Jesus Christ to survive spiritually.
The Prophet, fondly called ‘Major 1’ in cruise sermon noted that Jesus Christ Himself said, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst (John 6:35).”
He also entertained the people by playing music instruments such as a piano.
Speaking in an interview after the end of the cruise party, Bushiri said though he had partied with spiritual touch, he remains concerned that many Malawians who are sleeping empty stomachs as hunger continue to bite hard on the impoverished southern African nation.
“I am not happy celebrating here while my countrymen are suffering. They are starving while here am eating, this is sad and am not enjoying this celebration at all,” Bushiri told Nyasa Times.
The ‘Major 1’ has lately involved himself in humanitarian work, a result that saw him donating maize in Malawi in the districts of Zomba, Karonga, Dowa and the cities of Mzuzu and Lilongwe, spending millions of Kwachas.
In Malawi, his quest to reach out to the poor has been met with mixed reactions with others alleging that he is eying the hot seat of ”Presidency’ in 2019.
He has also met “obstacles” from governing party DPP forcing him to suspend his charity work.
However, Bushiri has constantly and confidently refuted the assertion, saying standing for a presidential seat would be “demotion” to him for he is above presidents materially.
Bushiri who recently wrote President Peter Mutharika asking him to assure him of his security and support towards his efforts in salvaging the suffering citizenry of the nation maintained that he will resume his aid.
The Prophet said he only spent a quarter of his planned budget towards maize donations.
Bushiri confirmed to Nyasa Times that he received threats from DPP operatives.
“I got threats from some DPP officials,” said Bushiri.
Bushiri said President Mutharika has not responded to his letter.
“I hope he will come back to me as I am helping him as our President. Otherwise given an OK, I will resume my project of giving food to the needy.”
Bushiri stressed he has no intentions of joining politics now or in the near future.
“I am a man of God with a prophetic anointing and I am very contented with that.”
He further claimed that most chiefs have been afraid to cooperate with him because they are scared of Mutharika’s machinery.
The Man of God pointed out that that President Mutharika could not be aware of the bottlenecks he is facing in donating the maize.
Government officials reportedly told Bushiri to book an appointment with the President.
But Bushiri said he is not interested to “meet” the President, all he needs is “His assurance of my safety” as well as for the safety of people while he is giving them food.
Member of Parliament for Karonga Central Frank Mwenefumbo told parliament that he saw authorities threatening chiefs and people from receiving Bushiri’s maize in Karonga for fear he will get popular that the President.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Uyutu Prophet wa chinyamata wamuponda APM pamphuno iye akuti alibe problem when people are starving. He said we should join hands to assist those in need but what is this that Prophet akuchitiridwa nsanje ndi kumuganizira molakwika by the DPP bootlickers? Go on giving food to the suffering masses Prophet. Musamvere zitsiru zongokonda udindo ndi mabodza kuti azikondedwa
prophet uyu wathu wathu am proud of him
It doesn’t have to be that much Tt. However, one really questions the claim of being passionate about the suffering of fellow Malawians when for every one Kwacha spent on humanitarian aid, there is at least MK10 being spent on your birth day. $5 million is well above MK3.5 billion, but I doubt if 10% of that much has been used in the humanitarian aid!!!!!! Anyway, we are not supposed to tell/guide you on how you must spend your money. It is indeed your money, and you have every right to use it the way you wish……….. Blessed are you….
Stop talking about the prophet you jealous people he does good you complain what do you want him to do go and donate yourself you have never help people like he does you foolish idiots leave the man of God he is blessed
kodi ndi zoona kuti mfana ameneyi akuzembera kukhala president? Conde abale ndiyankheni chifukwatu munthuyu ndiwakwathu
That is what Malawians are. They think of politics in everything. The Bible said all that works not in against us are of us. Why not just thank Bushiri for his kind heart. Bushiri is a man of God though i don’t belong to his church but i can confirm that. Bushiri I need you assistance personally pliz.
you buy a few bags of maize worth a couple millions and spend 5 million USD. Huh? If your god is blessing you and is happy, then I am sorry to say he must be the worst god in the history of humanity, not deserving anybody’s time! He must be an idiot big time! He is a hypocrite
The Legacy you leave is the Life you live. There is no Law under the Sun that Avoids people from doing the “Right”. (Quoted, … Against such there is no Law! Galatians 5:23)
Father Mtumbuka ndi deal basi
its better to enjoy yourself man of God other than being stressed with this idiotic government that doesn’t even care about problems faced by many Malawians. I know even the president is afraid of you!