…Bushiri is promoting satanism, and I have proof – says Chief Lundu
Remarks by Paramount Chief Lundu at a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rally in Shire Valley that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is promoting “satanism” through Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) seems to have taken the two to a battle line of verbal war.
Lundu who went hard on Bushiri at a political rally claimed that people will block the prophet’s “ambitious” plans to be the next president of Malawi.
The chief also threatened to ban ECG church in the area under his rule, as he claimed the church is for “satanists”.
But ECG has faulted the remarks arguing they put a threat on freedom of worship in the country.
In a statement signed by ECG communication director Ephraim Nyondo, the church has said the remarks are uncalled for in Malawi.
“We view Lundu’s disdaining accusations of our church as strong acts of character assassination. Secondly, threatening to ban our church, which is operating legally, is something every Malawian should be worried about because it shows we have certain individuals who think they are above the constitution,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further urges Lundu not to take the country as a kingdom arguing he cannot put a threat on the church that is “legally” operating in a republic.
In an interview with the local press, Lundu maintained his stance, saying he has recorded proof to back his assertions.
Meanwhile, DPP through its spokesperson Francis Kasaila has distanced itself from Lundu’s remarks arguing they are views of the chief and not the party.