South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) has grown wings and he is flying unstoppably above hate after adding another major purchase on his heavy list of toys. Forget the red Bentley or that black Porsche Panamera , Bushiri is flying higher and higher with his new Aeroplane ZS-VIP.
National Airways Corporation (NAC) a commercial aviation company in South Africa confirmed to Nyasa Times that Bushiri has finalised the purchase of the plane on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries public relations officer Kelvin Sulungwe said the purchase of the Gulfstream plane is a “prophetic growth” for the ‘Papa Major 1.’
“The prophet is a man of example. We thank God for the news at hand and Him alone can prove to the whole world of His greatness. This only serves as a motivation factor to all Christians out there. It’s very real and possible to be a man of God and able to excel in personal life,” explained Sulugwe.
This is the second aeroplane that Prophet Bushiri – a man who is now popularly called ‘Major 1’ in Christian circles – has purchased this year.
According to Sulugwe, the Aeroplane will help facilitate the prophet’s travels.
“The prophet is a mobile man. He travels a lot across the world preaching the gospel and this new Gulfstream will do him so much good by making his travels easier,” said Sulugwe.
He confirmed that the plane – estimated to have cost millions of US Dollars – will be handed to the Prophet within the next 14 days at a public event.
Meanwhile, Bushiri’s church has been cleared by South Africa’s Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities, on investigations it has been conduction on churches in that country in an alleged commercialised selling of religion.
ECG has been cleared on allegations that it charges congregants 5000 rand (K202,391) for divine sessions with the ‘Major 1’.
“ECG-Pretoria has a membership of over 30 000 people that come to attend our weekly services. No one has ever been asked to pay a fee to meet the prophet during all our weekly services,” Sulugwe said.
He said following the growth of the church “at an alarming rate,” it continues to attract thousands of people from outside South Africa who, though not obligated, pay to be hosted by the church.
According to Sulugwe, Prophet Bushiri has nothing to do with this as he is only concerned with preaching while all prearrangements of the international visitors are done by an independent body chosen by the church, saying “we don’t stress. We relax.”