- Shepherd Bushiri's spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo has said that the self-proclaimed prophet is finding a way forward
- Speaking to a popular African news publication, Nyondo said that the planned crossover event is still in the pipeline
- Nyondo also said that he was not clear exactly why the stadium's management team had changed their minds but that Bushiri will comply
Shepherd Bushiri's spokesperson, Ephraim Nyondo, has spoken out about the Malawian stadium pulling out from allowing Bushiri and his church members to occupy the stadium for a crossover event that was set to be held there from 31 December.
The event, which was previously held at the South African FNB Stadium and attracts thousands of Enlightened Christian Gatherings' churchgoers from in and around South Africa, has now found itself without a venue despite many loyal Bushiri fans showing interest in attending.
This may be why the plans to have the event are still in the works. According to Nyongo, organisers of the popular crossover service, are all putting their heads together to find a way forward.
According to IOL, speaking during an African News Agency interview, Nyongo can be heard saying that he is not sure why the stadium's management withdrew their permission. He also said that being a compliant citizen, Bushiri will comply with the management. He also confirmed that the stadium had indeed backed out in letting the church use the venue.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that even self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri is not immune to the effects of Covid-19 as social distancing regulations dash his plans to host his New Year's Eve service at the Bingu Stadium in Malawi.
Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), whose leader is Bushiri, had planned on using the stadium for “miracle night” cross-over service on the 31st of December. The Church's spokesperson, Ephraim Nyondo confirmed that they had received a letter informing them that they cannot use the stadium, according to The Citizen.
The stadium is concerned that the service might attract more than the safe capacity of the stadium and would breach Covid-19 rules. In addition, the stadium is worried about how the crowds would damage the grounds ahead of the scheduled CAF inspection taking place in January, according to eNCA.
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