Bushiri wins: Daily Sun apologizes for defamatory articles

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… We are sorry Major 1, writes Daily Sun

South Africa’s Daily Sun has apologised to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri over an article containing false allegations against the prophet and other Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leaders.

The article with the headline Sex claims rock Bushiri church! – ‘Luxury hotels used for sexual encounters’ said #NotInMyNameSA alleged that four female members of Bushiri’s  ECG had accused its top leaders of sexual harassment and abuse.

The Daily Sun apology

In its apology published in The Daily Sun, the newspaper has withdrawn its malicious statements.

“We unconditionally apologise to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the ECG and the church’s leaders for publishing publishing the allegations.

“We unreservedly withdraw those statements that were published,” the apology reads in part.

In the malicious article published on February 18, 2019, the women described the church as “one big bedroom”, and stated that luxurious Gauteng hotels were centres for sexual encounters and sickening orgies.

Bushiri through Makhudu Sefara of Unscripted Communication lodged a complaint with the South African Press Council over the article.

Sefara in the complaint said the allegations are false and not supported by facts.

“We believe such facts are not included in the story because they do not exist.”

He asked to know who participated in the so-called orgies, and when and where this happened.

“There is no effort is the news story to support the allegation with facts or evidence. Our submission is that the orgies are a figment of someone’s creative imagination,” he said.

The South African Press Council found that Daily Sun did not fairly report the news and failed to verify the accuracy of the malicious allegations.

The council then directed Daily Sun to unconditionally apologise to Bushiri, the ECG and the church’s leaders for publishing the damning allegations.

It also told the newspaper to unreservedly withdraw its statements.

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  1. The crime is too much in this country, u ppl.r busy destroying the ppl.who r helping the country to fight crime, go n find out how many criminals have changed through the prophets teachings, it seemed u love criminals ,stop that DAMAN ,in the name of Jesus

  2. This is axatly what the media is missioned, nothing good they publish about the Church of Christ, I wish they get punished all those behind the media, coz it’s quite clear that they have anti-Christ spirit in them

  3. There are disgusting ungodly sexual scandal news around the globe that priests and bishops of a certain prominent, well beloved church, have sex and still having sex not only with women but also having sex with boys, men. Now the question is, why is the media are not investigating that church in Africa? The answer is simple, the devil cannot fight against its own

  4. Medias were created for a good purposes, the devil has entered into the minds of some weacked socalled journalists to mislead the nations, and its dangerous to tell the nations lies in order to make money, its why the bible warn us not to love money, we only need money, on the other hand we do understand that its not them who are trying to story churches but the devil behind the scene. I heard some people asked why is that lady wanting to destroy Bushiri? No, that lady is innocent, the devil is using her, the media to destroy the body of Christ. There are disgusting and ungodly sexual news around the globe that priests and bishops for many many years has sleeping with not only women but having sex with boys. now, the question is, why is these so called reporters, media, are not invesgating those churches in africa? the answer is simple, the devil cannot fight its own, no wonder Trump ref

  5. Medias were created for a good purposes, the devil has entered into the minds of some weacked socalled journalists to mislead the nations, and its dangerous to tell the nations lies in order to make money, its why the bible warn us not to love money, we only need money, on the other hand we do understand that its not them who are trying to story churches but the devil behind the scene. I heard some people asked why is that lady wanting to destroy Bushiri? No, that lady is innocent, the devil is using her, the media, to destroy the body of Christ. There are disgusting and ungodly sexual news around the globe that priests and bishops for many many years has sleeping with not only women but having sex with boys. now, the question is, why is these so called reporters, media, are not invesgating those churches in africa? the answer is simple, the devil cannot fight its own, no wonder Trump regards media as the enemy of the people.

  6. If feel lyk an apology is not enough frm Daily Sun, U guys dzv 2 be sued. I buy daily sun Monday 2 friday any thing you write abt prophet Bushiri is Negative and u bad mouth him and for ur paper to sell u put him in front page or sec page.i think 2 weeks back he gave donation to ppl in alxe but u never published dat 2 ur paper because is a positive story.I VERY DISAPPOINTED IN U DAILY SUN.

  7. They’re like that medias are always reporting lies and God is starting to punish them, it’s just the beginning God is angry we will see the results

  8. Anyway what do you expect from daily sun . These newspapers are destroying Christianity that is why SA is having so much problems. That’s why they always intertain tokolishes and witchcraft . We need this apology on front pages and on poles as you did as many people were destroyed by this stupidity. Yerrrrrrrrrrrf

  9. So why is this story not in the front pages so everyone can see. Do you guys know how many lives you are destroying by writing false stories especially against this Pastors. This should be the headline on every street pole so people can see. Can the media please not influence people with lies. Your guys job is to report the facts and not manufacture your own stories.