Letter to the Editor

Arrest of prophet Bushiri, let justice prevail

Dear editor,
THE South Africa based and self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary were last Friday nabbed for fraud and money laundering activities.
Bushiri founded Shepherd Bushiri Ministries in 2010 in Malawi.
He relocated to South Africa in 2012. He has church branches across the world in Zambia operating under the name Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church.
Prophet Bushiri is very rich and he owns some companies and assets like houses and luxury cars, among others. The youthful pastor lives a flamboyant lifestyle, much to the astonishment of many people across the globe.
It is alleged that prophet Bushiri is involved in fraud and money laundering of colossal sums of money.
The prophet is further alleged to own 4 private jets in addition to various assets.
This man of God is on record of having been denied entry into Zambia by the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs and other relevant state security agencies. This is because he was alleged to be involved in clandestine activities.
However, prophet Bushiri appeared in the courts of law in South Africa on Monday February 4, 2019 and he denied the criminal charges slapped on him.
Whether guilty or not, I leave that to the courts of law. However, men and women of God should conduct themselves in an exemplary manner because so many people look up to them. If the arrest of Bushiri could affect his followers, how much more if he is convicted?
Over and above anything else, justice should prevail in Bushiri’s fraud case, which is in the spotlight globally.
ELEMIYA PHIRI
Lusaka




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