- Sheperd Bushiri hails from Malawi but reports from his homeland indicate that Malawians saw through his antics long ago
- Bushiri grew up in poverty but rose to prominence at the age of 27 as a self-proclaimed prophet
- He has acquired unbelievable wealth as he boasts a private jet, luxury cars, homes and a hotel and spa
Sheperd Bushiri has built up a cult following in South Africa but citizens from his homeland are less impressed with the self-proclaimed prophet.
Bushiri hails from Mzuzu in Northern Malawi and grew up in poverty.
He’s been described as a timid boy but rose to prominence while aged 27 when he performed “miraculous healing” at his church.
However, City Press have reported that many Malawians see Bushiri as a fake and a con man who loves nothing more than money and fame.
Various sources have revealed that they cannot understand how he has managed to build up a fortune including several homes, luxury cars, a hotel and a private jet.
Sceptics first started questioning his ability when he prophesied that an accident would occur involving a bus in Mzuzu.
He also predicted a long period of bloodshed and violence in 2011.
None of the events materialised and Bushiri’s powers (or lack thereof) were soon exposed.
Major 1, as he is also known, then left for South Africa in 2013 and Malawians revealed their shock at South Africans welcoming him with open arms.
One Malawian journalist said, “The problem with South Africans is that they love money and believe in miracles. He took advantage of your weakness and that’s how he won South Africans’ hearts.”
A man who was once a close confidante of Bushiri fell out with him and headed back to Malawi.
According to him, he regretted ever meeting Bushiri and said he was made to do things he never thought he would do.
The man refused to reveal his identity for fear of being targeted by Bushiri’s supporters.
A Malawian journalist also revealed that Bushiri boasts a powerful tactical team during his services at his Enlightened Christian Gathering church.
Unknowingly, congregants divulge personal information about themselves to Bushiri’s staff prior to entering the church.
Bushiri is then fed the personal information, which he then uses to his advantage when he performs “miracles”.
Briefly.co.za gathered the Bushiri spell is as powerful as ever as South Africans refuse to turn on their “Daddy”.
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