Prophet Bushiri rebuts Sowetan report of charging for prayers

Malawian famous prophet based in South Africa, ‘Major 1’ Shepherd Bushiri is rebutting a report in The Sowetan newspaper that he charges congregants R5 000 (about K200,00) to have one on one sessions with him.

Major 1 Prophet Bushiri in his ECG

Major 1 Prophet Bushiri in his ECG

The South African newspaper reported that Bushiri’s church, Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church is under investigation for charging such amount to its congregation to have sessions with the Malawian prophet and is used to enrich him

But the church issued a statement made available to Nyasa Times that rejects the newspaper report as not a true reflection of the truth on the ground, but rather “uninformed and misleading” report.

Bushiri’s church said it has grown at an “alarming rate”, attracting thousands of people that come to the Republic of South Africa, every two weeks on the “International Visitors” ticket.

“These are the people who agree and confirm to come under the care and supervision of the church. They are required to pay a fee of R5, 000 that caters for their accommodation, meals and transportation, to and from the hotel and church respectively, for the period of 3 days.

“The prophet has nothing to do with this arrangement as he is only concerned with preaching the gospel to them and making his anointing work in their lives. All pre-arrangements of the international visitors are done by an independent body chosen by the church,” reads the statement issued by Kelvin Sulugwe, Public Relations Officer for Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries.

“History has taught us of unfortunate events that have at times led to the loss of lives of innocent people seeking God’s intervention in their lives. Having the mentioned thought in mind, it is part of the church’s policy and safety strategy to put the international visitors together, on one place, a case that helps the church to closely monitor their affairs and also observe punctuality of all the services conducted at ECG within their visitation period.

“We urge our friends in the media to refrain from reporting stories with inadequate facts, but rather strive to give well informed and accurate information to avoid misleading the general public.”

The Church said its Pretoria branch has a membership of over 30,000 people that come to attend weekly services.

“No one has ever been asked to pay a fee to meet the prophet during all our weekly services. International visitors receive special treatment because most of them are people who visit South Africa for the first time and they become a responsibility of the church the moment they come in the country for prayers,” the statement reads.

ECG stressed that Prophet Bushiri meets every person, irrespective of their colour, age, gender and nationality.

“He is a father that has helped, and continues to help people who come to attend church services without any fee attached.”

The church said the Prophet personally urges its members to restrain from engaging in verbal wars with “people who do not believe in his leadership and anointing.”

“On November 9, 2015 during the Diplomatic Service, our prophet, Major 1 prophesied of moments like these when he hosted the teaching Life and Battles in which he said: ‘The devil has a way of attacking your time. He brings wrong battles into your life. You spend time fighting your friends, relatives, bosses at work and so many other unnecessary battles and your focus is taken away from fighting the real battles of your life to make you succeed, battles to make you have a stable home, battles to make you get educated and battles to uplift your spiritual life.

“In the bible, David heard of Goliath and the reward that awaited anyone who would kill the giant. He went to the battle field and challenged the king to let him fight Goliath. His brothers and other soldiers belittled him and tried to discourage him. The devil was playing with David’s time. David had a discerning spirit. He knew his battle was against Goliath and not his brothers hence he let them talk while he prepared for the real battle ahead. Stop fighting battles that have no rewards. Avoid battles that divert you from the important battles of your life and God. Fight for a prize, not pride.”

The church said the reports are “simply tactics used by the devil” to take their focus away from the main battle, which is to lead more souls to Christ.

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I love man of God, Major One. He is the man of God who loves people. I will always follow him as he preach the word of God without compromised. He is really bleasedme and am not ashamed to talk about as am receiving my blessing daily. Make a booking at Protea Hotel for three nights on weekend. Is gonna be more than R5000.


In our country we don’t see the people who called by god to minister to us.south africa arise and see the glory of god through the pastors,prophet,evangelist ect.our country will live in peace and jesus will bless our country.let stop speakin bad things about our man of god because the god they serve is a consuming fire.let stop to be against gospel.I didn’t ever see a pastor searching someone and take money.WHY PEOPLE THEY ARE CONCERN WHEN A MAN OF GOD PROSPERING???


Jelousy will kill u ppl,Prophet Bushiri is a man of God whether you like it or not,even if we pay for seeing him so WHAT?mind ur own business and leave us who believe alone.Those who comes from Malawi and talk nonsense about my Proohet I know why,He grew up there and u r jelous of him he was born a prophet and he will die a prophet MAJOR ONE IYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


When u are on Top u become a Topic….*enough said*

Julius Phiri
People wake up please why do you even call this man MAN OF GOD is he the only man of GOD are you not man of GOD yourself thi guy started his preaching in Mzuzu and its where am coming from and every time I wonder why has he left Mzuzu and now he is here in RSA I left my country because I was looking for green pastures what about him did he left because of those girls he impregnated or is because the people of Mzuzu now are all righousness wake up people Jesus himself he did everything… Read more »
Joseph Makama

I attended ECG church on one Friday. The prophet prayed for me but I did not pay anything for it. He does not charge for prayers or prophesies. He is a true man of God and loves people dearly. God blessed us in South Africa by bringing such a great prophet.


Kkkkkkkk so what ?Major this Major that what r u profiting ma brothers & sisters can someone make me understand these pipo.oky if what his doing is wrong then u go in the field & correct thing u see r bad so that we can see what type of manman of God u can b .Remember u can’t seat on something which is alive, if Major 1 is having Jesus am telling u u well never stop him if the opposite is true u can stop him. Let us wait & see ur ending!!Go deeper papa oh!!!!!!

Sandra Mueller

Can some one help me pls??? Hotel details and contact numbers.I want to come to RSA ECG Church from Europe. Left a mgs out there and no seem to take notice. Brothers and sisters in christ, ned your help!!!

I have been a special guest of prophet Bushiri’s ministry last week and i have been so blessed to attend the ministry as i was looking for my own miracles and blessings from the Man of God , Major 1. I paid the amount of R 5000 that included my accommodation in 5 stars hotel , foods , transports and gifts from the Man of God, I stayed for 3 days in Pretoria. Why people are so frustrated about it ? Do not touch the anointed Man of God…..Be careful as you will bring curses upon your life if you… Read more »
blah blah bla. Worship prophet bushiri and his water in a bottle. for get jesus. after all jesus didnt walk in the air assisted by a man. did jesus prophecy on an ipad but yeah bushiri is the one. true prophet of god in fact he knows when you will die how and why and he will be there to resurrect you. so then leave him to charge the prayers for his lining of his crusty ass and dumb followers. his time will come

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