- Tiyani Mabunda thanked Prophet Bushiri in his man-of-the-match interview on Saturday
- However, Mzansi Twitter users were not impressed
- They questioned why he thanked the controversial prophet before thanking God
Mzansi Twitter users have come down hard on Mamelodi Sundowns' star midfielder, Tiyani Mabunda, for seemingly thanking Prophet Shepherd Bushiri first before God.
Mabunda won man-of-the-match award after his side's 0-0 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday. He started his post-match interview by saying:
First of all, I would like to honour the grace of my father major prophet Bushiri.
Apparently, this didn't go down well with some fans. Some felt Mabunda accorded prophet Bushiri a higher status than God.
Others thought that the soccer star might even need to be saved from the controversial prophet's influence. Briefly.co.za compiles some of their reactions below.
Mabunda is a staunch follower of Prophet Bushiri's Enlightened Christian Gathering Church. His social media profiles are full of references to, and pictures of, the high-flying prophet.
On Monday, he responded to the criticism doing the rounds on Twitter with a post reaffirming his faith. See it below.
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