Prophet Bushiri, who is currently in Zimbabwe, distanced himself from the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church after 3 women died in a stampede at the church.
After the deaths of 3 women during a stampede at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Prophet Bushiri distanced himself from the church.
Bushiri's spokesperson, Maynard Manyowa, said during a press conference on the 11th of January that the prophet was incorrectly associated with the church, as reported by the Daily Sun.
The ECG Church is not his church, it belongs to South Africa and South Africans. The directors of the ECG are South Africans, our resident pastors are South Africans.
Manyowa added that the contract for the lease with the Tshwane Events Centre is between the church and other parties.
Briefly.co.za gathered that while the church is owned by individuals, Bushiri, who is currently in Zimbabwe, is still the president of the institution.
Manyowa further stated that the deaths are not the prophet's problem, it is the church's problem. He then expressed Bushiri's condolences and conveyed "deepest sympathies" to the families of the deceased.
The church faces a case of defeating the ends of justice after it failed to report the deaths to authorities, as reported on earlier by Briefly.co.za.
The City of Tshwane will also be issuing instructions ensuring the church complies with security regulations after they have been found to be lacking.
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