Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, popularly known as Major One by his congregants, seems to be facing financial problems at his church. Members who have donated a lot of money to the church have reportedly been complaining that though the money was meant for a church building, they are yet to see it.
Members of his church, Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), currently based at rented premises in Pretoria North, said they had donated money to build a church in Midrand.
Mpho Mokoena and her husband, Thapelo Motsepe, reportedly told Daily Sun they had pledged R500 000, but there was still no church.
Businessman Ogbuagu Akinsemoyin said he also donated R1 million toward the construction of the church.
Even though he reportedly has a wife in Malawi, Bushiri’s right-hand man, prophet Justice Hara, has been accused of spoiling a young woman in the church with a house in an upmarket estate worth R6 million and a BMWi8.
The young woman reportedly told the tabloid that church people always complained and should face Major One instead of her, without commenting on the house in which she was living.
Church spokesperson Angela Nee said the prophet was investigating pastors who were stealing money to spend on women.
She further confirmed that land was bought in Midrand for a church and said one businessman had pledged R20 million.
Prophet Hara only admitted to knowing the 23-year-old woman but refused to comment further on the allegations.
Bushiri is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International. The church has its headquarters in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, and branches across the African continent.
The church has, however, been accused of among other things, false miracles performed by the self-proclaimed prophet. He was once criticised for saying he could walk on air.
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