Guarantee my safety and I’ll be back-Bushiri

Self-proclaimed minister Shepherd Bushiri.

  • Shepherd Bushiri says he will return to South Africa only if he is “not poisoned”.
  • He claims to be seducing 10,000 foreign visitors to Malawi, and SA has lost the benefits of tourism.
  • Malawi reports that Lilongwe has become a tourist center for religious tourists...

Shepherd Busiri, a preacher of the prosperity of Malawi, a self-proclaimed fugitive, says he will return to South Africa only if authorities promise not to “poison” him.

But for now, it’s a business as usual-there are claims that thousands of worshipers from all over the world visit him every week in Malawi for spiritual rescue.

Ephraim Nyond, a spokesman for Mr. Busiri, said in an email reply, “If you ensure that South Africa meets his safety requirements and is tried instead of poisoning as before, he will come. Let’s do it. “

Nyondo claimed that Busiri was poisoned during detention without providing evidence, which was why he also left.

Busiri fled to Malawi last November after he and his wife Mary were granted bail in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court in connection with fraud and money laundering. He is also facing a hand-over case, but no trial date has yet been set in Malawi.

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“For more than three years, they couldn’t bring him to trial and always insisted that more evidence was needed. Still, in the delivery case, they didn’t bring witnesses and evidence. That’s the problem. “Nyondo added.

Malawi last week allowed the church to resume physical service-and Busiri says South Africa is the “biggest loser.” Because his followers are flying to Malawi for his international visitor program instead of going there.

“South Africa was the biggest loser in this. Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) brings 10,000 people to Malawi a week. Nowadays even hotels are not available. It’s all business. “Nyondo said.

According to Malawi media reports, Bushiri enthusiastically states that it is the country’s latest tourism booster as it accepts travelers from all over the world. There are reports that foreign visitors have made Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, the center of tourism.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify that Bushiri has shown that if authorities promise not to poison him instead of imprisonment.

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