- Shepherd Bushiri was vindicated after a popular news publication withdrew allegations it previously made against Major 1
- The paper reported that 4 female members of the ECG church accused top leaders of sexual harassment
- The “prophet” shared the news via social media on Wednesday and lashed out at the media for publishing fake news
“Prophet” Shepherd Bushiri and his ECG church were rocked by allegations of a sex scandal within the church.
The report published by the Daily Sun revealed that 4 female followers accused senior leaders of sexual harassment and abuse.
The women went on to describe sexual orgies within the church itself and lavish hotel rooms.
However, the publication has since done a U-turn and withdrawn those statements.
On Wednesday, an apology was issued in the newspaper following a complaint lodged with the Press Council of South Africa.
Having been vindicated, Major 1 was quick to share the news via Facebook and slammed the media for spreading fake news.
The news must have been music to the ears of Bushiri supporters as his post attracted a staggering 7 000 likes and more than 2 000 comments.
Bushiri claimed that many of his followers saw through the false stories, but that the damage was still done.
He commended his wife for standing by his side, but shared that the false report could easily have led to a broken marriage.
According to Bushiri, some of his supporters have unfortunately reverted to the secular world as a result.
However, Major 1 declared that he will forgive and forget the publication for its transgression.
Briefly.co.za surveyed some of the responses to the news and support for the “prophet” seems to be as strong as ever.
Tessa Pau said, “They might spread lies about you daddy but in the end the truth always prevails for God is in control.”
Sana Kolobe added, “The enemy has no place to hid Papa with the Elijah Spirit within us by fire by thunder we render their source powerless.”
However, Bushiri supporters didn’t react well to a comment made by one woman.
Boutroce Rushimisha said, “Bushiri must repent and come back to God. They are wrongly using holy Bible. May God forgive you and your followers?”
Macusie Zee responded, “You are so jealous shem. Who told you we remain the same? Are you God? We're never the same. Accept the defeat of Major 1 enemies, swallow your pride and repent to Jesus we preach.”
Mokgadi Kgatle also said, “Boutroce Rushimisha lucifer is using you if our father is a fake what does that have to do with you and why are you following him on his page your evil words won't work for us. I love Prophet Shepard Bushiri.”
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