Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has fired his public relations officer Kelvin Sulugwe, his personal aide Silverster Nkanda and some 14 other key administrative staff.
The Prophet announced these dismissals on Sunday at his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church in Pretoria showgrounds, South Africa.
These dismals are part of the reforms currently underway at ECG.
Bushiri could not provide the details of the dismissal.
However, the Prophet justified the decision by underlining that even a President of a country dissolves an entire cabinet and hires new ministers.
He told the fully packed congregation that he will bring renewal in his team.
However, the Prophet underlined that the fired staff will remain his “sons”, promising to support them when they need his help.
“They remain my sons and will help them whenever they need my support. They will still get my support,” said Bushiri.
He further added he has given Christlike clarity to the fired staff why the action has been taken.
“Firing someone is one of the most difficult tasks of a leader. It is especially a challenge in a Christian organisation. But sometimes it is the right and courageous thing to do. Sometimes the greater danger is doing nothing,” he said.
On Sulugwe, his longtime PRO, the Prophet explained that he (Sulugwe) has not done anything wrong.
“Sulugwe is a professional who has done so much to develop ECG. I admire him and I shall always do and supporting him to start a new indipendent life. However, it is important to understand that he is not the only person who has been fired. There also 15 others. I just want to have a new team from 2017 that can continue from where these legends stopped,” he said.
Sulugwe confirmed being fired but declined to comment further.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :