15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.Matthew 7:15-20
Wife of Malawi’s popular and self-proclaimed Prophet Shepard Bushiri has finally come out in the open to defend her husband’s purported behaviour of indiscriminate sexual intercourse, claiming she is totally relaxed about it.
This follows a rash of destructive stories that have been grabbing headlines, particularly in social media, about her controversial husband who “owns” the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) and the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International.
But after months of watching her loved one being “dry-cleaned” in public from a distance, the wife (Mary Bushiri) last Sunday failed to endure the strikes on the ‘Man of God’ when she allegedly picked on all girls who have been attacking her love of life.
For some time, tens of girls from the country’s major cities and towns have been claiming to be Bushiri’s lovers with others declaring that the man of God had fathered them babies.
Prophet Bushir (middle) with some of his two babies fathered from different girls
The girls have been meeting and posting all sorts of their stories on social networks, particularly Facebook, while taking turns to censure the youthful prophet, who others have revealed that his real name is Chipiliro Gama.
According to discussants on the social network the wife challenged all the girls in the church (ECG) that her husband cannot marry them even if they held intercession prayers.
|Prophet Bushiri's wife|
The discussants alleged Mrs Bushiri found it proper to divert from preaching the Bible verses to condemn people who perpetuate negative stories about her husband as losers.
Bushiri’s wife further challenged people who write or comment on internet to continue, saying it was making her husband become more popular through their writings.
The prophet, who has been ministering in several African countries such as Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa, is being accused of fathering babies promiscuously with girls from his church through what he calls deliverance and appears not to mind the task of his zip during overnight prayers.
Last week, Prophet Bushiri confessed through his Facebook that he also sins as he was not an angel and urged his followers and other believers to pray for him and other men of God.
The confession comes after a fresh damaging revelation by a girl known as Nellie Chirambo Nyakamela who he reportedly used to bonk and now has his child.
The girl claimed through a Facebook group, My Malawi My Views, that she had one of Bushiri’s several kids.
Nellie posted the photograph of the child on her wall alongside another belonging to a Mzimba based girl, Brenda, who dragged the man of God to court for damages after he refused responsibility.
But in his confession, the prophet said: “Men of God need your prayers and encouragements not attacks. Men of God are men not angels. They can also make mistakes, stumble and fall. Look at what happened to David in the Bible. He sinned by sleeping with another man’s wife and went ahead to kill the husband to the woman. He committed two terrible sins- adultery and murder. Did God condemn him? Instead, God sent a man to talk to him that what he did was not good and David repented.”
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The prophet further observed that people nowadays have a tendency of waiting for men of God to stumble and then start attacking them instead of holding their hands and helping them to stand.
“We are so excited to see their downfall. I wonder what would have happened if David was in our day. The fact that God allowed you to know men of God’s weaknesses, it’s not for you to expose or attack them but to pray for them. Let’s pray for our men of God!
“We are one family, we are one body, we are one church and Christ is the head. Take time tonight thinking on what I have said and pray for any man of God that you know. We are equal in fellowship but different in responsibilities. God has given His anointing upon His servants and that’s what differentiates between you and them. As for you fellow men of God, keep on moving don’t worry with those who are backbiting. They are not biting your front; it’s your back that they are biting. Move forward,” wrote Prophet Bushiri on his Facebook page.
The prophet is currently answering a defamation court case after he was sued by Member of Parliament for Dowa East, Jimmy Bauleni Manna.
Manna sued the man of God after he alleged that the law maker had impregnated Taonga Jamali (Bushiri’s secretary) and later forced her to abort a two-month-old pregnancy.
Prophet Bushiri Caught With Pants Down, Again
25 February 2015 Last updated at: 11:02 PM
By: Mike J. Kangwele
Internet shows that Naava Nabagesera who affirmed Bushiri’s appointment is allegedly one of the extortionists in Uganda
Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) who has earned himself a reputation as a man of God with succinct prophecies yet has attracted controversies to himself ranging from sex scandals to lies has been caught in another storm once again.
Information that Malawi24 has indicates that the flamboyant prophet who not long ago made a ridiculous claim that he had been blessed with a private jet which has never been seen by anybody has been lying to the media that he has been chosen chair of an organisation called AFFRICI.
Information on one online newspaper indicated that Bushiri had been elected the President of the said organisation which is said to be a gathering of religious leaders in Africa that aspire to assist in development.
However, sources have confided to Malawi24 that the claims are like that of the jet and are mere attempts by the boastful man of God to publicly raise his image.
"There is no such an organisation like the AFFRICI" said a source close to the prophet who acknowledged being a part of the team that cooked the story. "That is just written to sell the brand of the prophet."
A search by Malawi24 on the internet revealed that the organisation has no presence on the web further casting doubts if it exists.
One person who commented on the issue declared that Bushiri was a liar who was seeking vain glory and had therefore used his PR team to create a fabricated story so as to appear influential in Africa.
"A simple google search will display the vanity of this self-glorifying exercise by the conman, this Naava quoted has a beautiful record as a conwoman. Simply type in the search box, AFRRICI and see the results," commented one person on a post that was shared on Facebook about the prophet being appointed the President of the non-existent organisation.
When Malawi24 went to search for Catherine Naava Nabagesera who was quoted in the story as affirming Bushiri's appointment it discovered that she is alleged as one of the extortionists in Uganda who hides behind the name of God as Bushiri himself.
Further contrary to the article Naava Nabagesera is not an advisor of Museveni on religious affairs as it was claimed in the PR stunt by the prophet who was in the courts for denying responsibility of a baby who resembled him and the public concluded was his.
"The article was cooked by us, we just submitted it to the media house and there was no verification of it or whatsoever. There is no truth in it and that is our PR job," said one of Bushiri's trusted press man who opted for anonymity.
When the prophet was put on the spot over the issue he threatened our reporter with legal action if this story was to see the light of day.
The prophet currently has been under fire on social media after a Malawi news network report claimed he had alleged that Malawi president Peter Mutharika is a Satanist and is making the country poor as God's punishment.
Also see, Prophet Bushiri appointed President of AFRICCI : Secures money for Africa’s Developments
Bushiri Impressed as Malawi companies submit funding proposals to AFRICCI
Bushiri denies Mutharika worship of Satan report
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