Prophet Shephered Bushiri faces possible jail term and a stream of accusations involving illicit relationships with various women.

KZN based reporter Phyllis Zulu recounts the exploits of the youthful preacher who took South Africa’s gospel scene by storm.


Flamboyant and sharp tongued, Shephered Bushiri made his way into the public glare in 2011, championing the gospel of prosperity.

The flamboyant prophet of Malawian origin, who dressed with a flourish, quickly became one of the most sought after prophets locally and regionally.

Fondly referred to as “Papa” or “Major One” by his congregants at ECG, the youthful prophet – whose collection of flashy cars endeared him to the youthful group in his church – was unapologetic about his boastful tirades.

Prophet Bushiri’s prophecy of events, however, were met with mixed feelings, with some dismissing him as a fraudster and a cheat.

Reports have since emerged that he is dating an undisclosed number of women in his church,ECG,some are said to be married and some under aged students are also involved.The wife is said to have spilled the beans to the senior deacon after she couldn’t ‘stomach’ what the man of the cloth was doing under ground

Sources close to the deacon says ‘The Major One” forgot his mobile phone after he told his wife that he felt like having lunch in town.Bushiri’s wife claims she was surprised by his sudden change of behavior since he usually prefered food that she cooked always and she decided to go through the Prophet’s Whats App messages after he left thats when all hell broke loose.

She discovered that the Prophet had actually appointed with the deacon’s wife whom she reported him to.The deacon’s wife had already booked a room at most expensive guest house in town.Through Whats App,the wife figured out the Prophet is bonking two of 16 year old sisters who happens to be new to ECG.The Major One could not confirm or deny the allegations.

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