Major trial: Bushiri in court for fraud and money laundering

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Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri will appear before the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court for alleged fraud and money laundering charges.

The controversial and self-proclaimed prophet is expected to be in the dock along with his alleged partner-in-crime and wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri.

Prophet Bushiri

Alleged partners in crime

The couple was nabbed in a dramatic arrest on the 1st of February on charges of fraud, money laundering and contravening the provision of organized crimes act, formally known as the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Poca). It is alleged the couple had committed the crimes from 2015.

The Bushiris were granted bail on 6th February with a bond of R100,000 each. They had spent 5 nights in custody.

As part of their bail conditions, the couple’s travelling documents were also seized. The two suspects are mandated to seek prior permission before leaving Gauteng, South Africa.

After another brief hearing in May, the case was adjourned to 29 August.

Meanwhile, Bushiri’s spiritual sons and daughter are expected to mob the Court in solidarity with their Papa, or as Bushiri is commonly known to his flock, Major 1.

The couple’s previous court appearances have been chaotic, with throngs of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church congregants and the prophet’s spiritual children demanding Bushiri’s immediate release.

Bushiri’s spiritual father, Uebert Ange, shared on Facebook a message of solidarity.

“Let us stand together and be in prayer as we prepare for the 29th of August. It is time to show the world that we are behind the prophets” wrote Prophet Uebert Angel.

He alleged that the trial was a manifestation “evil force” with the intention “to hinder the speed of the execution of God’s plan”, he said while urging people to “post a picture of Major 1 and His wife till the 30th and use the hashtags: #IstandwithMajor1 #IFightForMyProphets”.

While Bushiri sells anointed-oil to his congregants for miracle breakthroughs, the prophet has hired some of South Africa’s most expensive lawyers.

For a ‘miracle’ trial, Major 1 also sought the services of lawyer Barry Roux who is widely known as a fearsome cross-examiner who represented Oscar Pistorius.

Bushiri and his wife maintain their innocence.

The Major case trial continues.

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  1. We here in uganda at ETM CHURCH#HOLYCITY#, under Br. Ronnie Makabai, we are standing with PROPHET SHEPERD BUSHIRI and MUMMY MARY in prayer and fasting and we believe GOD is setting things right and fighting the devil that wants to stand against THE PROPHETS OF GOD!!!…… WE LOVE YOU MAJOR 1, WE LOVE YOU ECG. #STANDING WITH MAJOR 1#

  2. Jesus Christ was rejected and being persecuted,John go the same wrote,all the decibels of the Lord were affected for the Gospel now it’s our Father major 1.our Gospel is in the hand of the Lord ,God of major 1. We love our Spiritual parent nothing will change that

  3. South Africans please you people should let this prophet of the most high God to have his peace. Why are you so blind to notice this great helper that our heavenly father have sent to librate the need. Why this so much hatred and jealously towards this lnnocent man of God.

  4. Love u major one and mama Prophetess Mary Bushiri, ur in my prayers, already heaven is standing for u, never defeated, be strong and courageous

  5. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV
    For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

  6. If Jesus was walking in the flesh today, do you think he would live in a big mansion, drive fancy cars, fly in a private jet plane, make people give him money? At the time when Jesus walked on this earth in the flesh, he did not take from the poor, but gave to the poor. He could have been born in a mansion, but was born in a stable where animals slept. Jesus was God in the flesh, and he could have created a very lavish life on this earth, but He dis not. He lived simply, was humble. Why is it that these so-called prophets want to have money, fancy clothes, private planes, and too many materials things? Are they for God or for enriching themselves?
    2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV
    For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. Amen

  7. My prophet of this time.be bold be strong because the Lord thy God is with you.Those that persecute you are the ones that will find themselves in Jail.

  8. For many many years I have been observing how genuine people are caught in a trap by their own people. Noone else from outside the camp but lack of knowledge as Hosea said in the scripture: The Holy word. My people perishes becsause of their lack of knowledge. Even the false prophets will use the same word to proclaim the works of evil against them. A real man of God does not enquires money from people for The Lord provides for him all his need. A real prophet does not sale products but prays and speaks the living word as the miracle maker and that word is not for sale. Christ already paid the price. Why must we pay for anything? A real prophet’s lawyer is Christ himself not another human specifically in this situation. The Lord promised that he will place the right words in their mouth when they are persecuted. He does not need a mob of people like the world does for like in Elijah the Lord would open their eyes so they can see how big is the army of Angel’s around them. Do you really really know what you are talking about? Remember God will judge us all at the right time and he does not need our opinion. He tests the heart of men.

  9. For many many years I have been observing how genuine people are caught in a trap by their own people. No.one else from outside the camp but lack of.knowledge as Josea said in the scripture: The holy word. My people perishes becsause of their lack of knowledge. When even the false prophets will use the same word to proclaim the works of evil against them. A real man of God does not enquires money from people for The Lord provides for him all his need. A real prophet does not sale products but prays and speaks the libing word as the miracle.maker and that word is not for sale. Christ already paid the price. Why must we pay for anything? A real prophet’s lawyer is Christ himself not another human specifically in this situation. The Lord promised that he will place the right words in their mouth when they are persecuted. He does not need a mob of people like the world does for like in Elijah the Lord would open their eyes so they can see how big.is the army of Angel’s around them. Do you really really know what you are talking about? Remember God will judge you at the right time and he does not need our opinion. He tests the heart of men.

  10. Matthew 24v24because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and display great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

    25 Remember, I’ve told you this beforehand.

  11. I think people should go back to their countries and make money there so that South Africans can live in peace plz

  12. I am Major1 ‘s daughter our God the God of Major1 will set my Papa and Mama free the lion of Juda is roaring 🦁
    God of Major1 has a final say about this matter #Major1
    A true prophet of God.We love you Papa and Mama 😍

  13. I know isnt my area to judge but frankly speaking south africa won’t change blackmailing black people mostly those coming from outside countries, i have been here since maybe 2007 but all what is happening around the counntry is degrading black developing peopple than concetrating on economy that is everyday declining, anyway papa we are behind you all is in good hands. You will walk free may mighty Lord be with you

  14. God have said he will build my church, the gate of hell will not prevail.
    God standing with major 1, the government of Malawi will not prevail against major 1 and his wife .
    The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ will proper in the land,
    God almighty will see major 1 and his wife through Amen

  15. I have never seen unprofessional and useless way of writing news like this, who opened this so called 24 news or news 24, it doesn’t even sound professional. Did the poor employees of this better than uneducated villagers news writers go to primary school to just learn the basics of how to capture information ?

    How do you write news like that, where is your proof of all the things you have written against Major 1.
    For your own information, Major 1 is not a self proclaimed Prophet, he is The Prophet of The Lord, sent and ordained by The Heavenly Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    This is not news writing but insulting an innocent Anointed of God, and you will surely die for that, soon or later, It’s just a matter of time.

    And this thing called news24, it will close !!!
    And the poorest owner with all the poor employees of this thing called news 24, will suffer unspeakable poverty together with their generations, as already shown through their meaningless lies against Major 1.

    Continue to say what comes in your stinking hell mouth against Major 1, as the clock ticks for ur finishing line to come, and it’s not the good end.

    This thing called news24, is Spiritually declared cursed material. And we have successfully closed this thing, just waiting for the physical occurrence to take place of it’s close.

    If you are a demon, reading this, you will be filled with anger of what has been said in this comment, perhaps you will even reply with a fighting reaction. Well, if you are a demon, I speak judgment on you, go to hell !!!!

  16. Darkness never overcomes light. Falsehood is always outclassed by truth. MAJOR 1 AND HIS WIFE REPRESENTS THE LATTER…THEIR DETRACTORS WILL BE HUMBLED AS IS THE CASE WITH ALL THOSE WHO LIFT THEIR FINGERS AGAINST THE LORD’S PROPHETS!

  17. From the time of creation up to now before the destruction of this World all this should pass. This is the fulfilment of the end. The World is so evil our Man of God is being nailed on the Cross.For example look how many evil ministers in each African Government only Southern Africa how many poor people dieing with hunger poor shelters. Look all children of ministers they go for abroad for schooling. Back home poor school.
    MAJOR 1 IS MAN OF GOD HE HELP HEARING PEOPLE TO THEM IS A BAD MAN.

  18. First off all jealousy does not take anybody to far, media ppl this is not about selling oil remember that Major1 is a Prophet of God put that in your mind , you are trying to make a joke about the work of God one day you will see that My Prophet He is a man of God , today I’m standing with my Spiritual Parents Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri, Victory belong to Jesus , victory belong to My Spiritual Parents and all ECG family , we win win win in Jesus name

  19. #I Stand with Major 1 my Prophet Bushiri leave them alone they have done nothing wrong is just jealousy of the people in South Africa who does not want to see someone from outside these country to become successful in their lives.

  20. Hi. I my self lovesmajor 1 I believe in his ministry of preaching the word of God so I stand with him no matter what they say he do I love him and his wife God bless him and take him out of that situation , may God punish the devil

  21. This is just a falsified way to hinder the work of God by our common enemy, who was thrown down from heaven. But, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith lives forever. And, because of this fact , Prophet Bushiri will be freed. We shall glorify God for this coming victory.

    Thank you, Jesus.

  22. This is just a falsified way to hinder the work of God by our common enemy, who was thrown down from heaven. But, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith lives forever. And, because of this fact , Prophet Bushiri will be freed. We shall glorify God for this coming victory.

    Thank you, Jesus.

  23. Let the will of the messiah be done.It is written in the ble tgat, the fear of the Lord is the beggining of knowledge.God will not spare the weakade but punshing them.

  24. this is starting to consfuse now.In february it was Gods plan he profesied that he will go to jail and the reason was to go and preach to 2 prisoners inside right Gods plan right.now all of a suden its evil forces and the prophet is hiring best lawyers to stay out of jail? God knows.

  25. Any derogatory description of a man of God ; being it name-calling Major 1 or rediculing the works of the Prophets of the living God… Jehovah will rise against such denigrating regard of the prophetic mission to win souls for Christ. No accusations against Prophet Shepherd Bushiri would make the wickedness of the wicked forces win… Being one of the many , I stand side-by-side with Major 1 and Mama Mary Bushiri in the name of Jesus Christ. God bless Papa more and more…

  26. Major 1 I hear the Lord say LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED JUST KEEP ON BELIEVING HE IS FIGHTING YOUR BATTLES ESPECIALLY THIS ONE
    The Lord God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob is with you. I heard you tell us to throw our battles in the hand of the Lord and HE will fight for us. I throw your battle in the hands of God. God fight for Major 1 in Jesus name amen

  27. Actually South African Government hate foriegners.What ever an foriegner can do,even if it is right but they take it in negative way.Now Bushiris will in court but government will try its best to get get them a reason of negativity to claim that they are wrong.There are some Malawians also who get happy when another malawian national is being accused,warning to them is that what goes around comes around,one day it will be your turn.Myself as Vincent Chigalu,am staying here in RSA for almost 10 years now and i know south africans through experience.Let us all pray for our brother and sister Bushiri and his wife for the case to go through God’s mercy