- Shepherd Bushiri's church has denied claims that Major 1 is selling hand sanitiser for R500 a bottle
- The response followed online posts claiming Bushiri is promoting the sale of sanitiser made with 80% "Holy Spirit" and 20% alcohol
- Church spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo said the post was “completely fake”
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Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has come under fire in the past for exploiting his followers to get rich. So, when a post surfaced online showing a bottle of hand sanitiser with Bushiri's name and face on it, Mzansi wondered if he found yet another way to make money.
According to the post, the self-proclaimed prophet is selling "very effective" hand sanitiser for R500 a bottle.
The price tag is reportedly due to the special ingredients in the sanitiser - the Holy Spirit. Yup, someone legit claimed that Major 1 managed to bottle the Holy Ghost with an additional 20% alcohol.
Social media user, @itumaribe, shared the post on Twitter and asked parody account Man's Not Barry Roux to verify whether or not the claims are true.
The post was captioned:
"Please verify @AdvoBarryRoux R500 hand sanitiser by Prophet Major 1 Bushiri. Very effective, 80% Holy Spirit and 20% alcohol. Last 72 hours and can also be used as mosquito repellent."
Take a look at the post below:
However, Man's Not Barry Roux did not have to respond because the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church shut down rumours themselves.
According to Bushiri's church, the post is completely fake. Church spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo said:
“The church is not selling this sanitiser, or any sanitiser for that matter. Church merchandise is sold through church channels, and this can be verified."
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Meanwhile, earlier Briefly.co.za reported Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize updated the nation on the current statistics relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in SA.
In a statement issued on Sunday evening, the Health Ministry confirmed another spike in cases:
"As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 97 302 with 4 621 new cases identified."
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