Bushiri says no extortion from Malawi police or persecution as was in South Africa


Prophet Bushiri - So far it has been a wonderful stay

RUMPHI (MalawiTalk) – The head of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church Prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is not facing the challenges in Malawi as was the case in South Africa where the law enforcers were on extortion crusade on him.

Bushiri said this during a media interview on Tuesday at Zolokere in Hewe, Rumphi, where he handed over Vwaza Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) to government and community members. The school was built by his Shepherd Bushiri Foundation.

The prophet, who returned to Malawi with his wife Mary last November under mysterious circumstances,  said: “So far, there hasn’t been any extortion, no police officer has come to me to ask about money, there hasn’t been any death threats for me and my wife.”

Bushiri says he does not want political intervention in his ongoing court case in South Africa, where he faces prosecution over alleged fraud and money laundering.

Said the church leader: “ I came to present myself to the Constitution of this country, and the law. I am abiding to that and so far it has been a wonderful stay.

“I haven’t had any meeting with any government authority since my return because my coming is not to do with political intervention. I came here seeking constitutional intervention as a citizen. So, much of my consultations have been legal with my lawyers to ensure that I am protected. I have not had any meeting with any government official.”

Bushiri who grew up in Hewe, has also pledged to continue supporting  Vwaza CDSS until it becomes a full boarding secondary school including the procurement of  motorbikes for teachers who operate from far.

As one way of encouraging parents to send their children to school, ECG leader pledged to pay school fees for this term for all students at the school.

Vwaza Community Day Secondary School opened in 2018 has four classroom blocks, two staff houses, laboratory and a library with an enrolment of 52 form 2 students and 60 form 1 students from this year’s secondary school selection.

A representative of the district education manager, Gibbie Mulagha, hailed Bushiri for the cause, stating that it will go a long way towards improving access to quality education in the district.

Prophet Bushiri – So far it has been a wonderful stay

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