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#NotInMyName takes aim at Shepherd Bushiri, threatens to shut down his ECG church

TSHWANE, February 17 – Civil rights movement #NotInMyName on Sunday criticised popular self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, accusing him of taking advantage of several women within his vast church. “As South Africa’s most vibrant, recognisable civil rights movement, #NotInMyName has been approached by women – former and current […]

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Bushiri tells CRL Commission of ECG’s “direct injection” to South Africa’s economy

JOHANNESBURG, January 28 – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri on Monday, told the national watchdog on religious practices, the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) that his church makes a significant contribution to South African communities and makes considerable injections towards the fiscus. “Beyond evangelism, […]

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Political allies, ANC and Sanco at each other’s throats over Bushiri’s ECG church

JOHANNESBURG, January 15  – Mudslinging in Pretoria continued to deepen on Tuesday, in the aftermath of the deadly stampede at the Shepherd Bushiri-led Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church with the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) taking aim at its political partner the African National Congress and its youth league. “We are not surprised at all […]

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State capture commission delay disappoints SANCO

JOHANNESBURG, July 26 – The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) says it is disappointed that the court had granted an order extending the period for the Judicial Commission on State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector Commission. SANCO was reacting to reports that the Chairperson of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo had obtained […]

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China’s R14.7 billion investment will stimulate SA economy – SANCO

JOHANNESBURG, July 25 – The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has welcomed China’s investment of R14.7 billion as a financial injection that will stimulate South Africa’s economic growth. Trade cooperation agreements signed by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese President Xi Jinping for the investment are to benefit the local infrastructure, ocean economy, green […]