Bushiri shakes up South Africa while throwing shade at Malawi

…In my country, old age is a crime. No one takes care of the elderly, says Major 1

A prophet is indeed without honor in his homeland.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, founder and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, has shaken South Africa with a series of humanitarian programmes.

Over the weekend, Bushiri cheered and interacted with the elderly and people with disability at the Ekhakana Elderly Home in Durban.

The philanthropist carried the humanitarian works through his Shepherd Bushiri Foundation (SBF) and ECG Durban leadership of Apostle Thiamo.

Bushiri said the initiative was devised to appreciate and celebrate the lives of older people who have sacrificed for young generations.

“Whatever we are doing today is just to assure you that we love you and we will always be your children. We want to appreciate you for raising us and also for being our great parents.

“God’s idea to humanity was that we should all live our life to the fullest. He didn’t want us to die at our young age. He wants us to live until the time we become old and, instead of dying, we must just go home,” said Bushiri.

Bushiri, who is popularly known as Major 1, also took a swipe at Malawi, accusing the country of ignoring older people who he claimed are accused of witchcraft.

“In my country Malawi, old age is a crime. No one takes care of them. We accuse them of witchcraft. We accuse them of being responsible for evil things in our communities. What we forget is that old age is a fulfillment of God’s promise to humanity” Bushiri has been quoted as saying by ECG’s official online news publication.

He said despite the onslaught and discrimination that the elderly face in their communities, his foundation will strive towards finding a long lasting initiatives for older people.



  1. That’s a great gesture from Major 1 may God continue to bless him and his congregation and have heart and courage to do the same to all people who are need

  2. Major 1 touching the heart of God. You can’t outdo God. More blessings coming my Prophet.

  3. Malawi is the poorest country and it’s your home land try to help your country the way you are doing to South Africa people

  4. Man of God, despite all the tantrums people throws at you , you remain faithful to your God.you are like Paul. You are inspirational, may Almighty continously showers you with more wisdom , love, and more revelation.shalom

  5. I love you Papa for what you are doing indeed u have become my mentor

  6. May the Lord your God be with you and your family all the time and everywhere you go. You’re a blessing to our country. I love you Major General

  7. Amen.. Man of God truly this is happening in our country when it comes to our gland Parents; the word that you have said here it’s conserned deep down inside me and ask myself why we Malawias doing such thing …May the Lord come and serve our Malawi so we can see that the parents get old to full fill God’s purpose ..Amen

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