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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 devotees take to social media, express defiance as “Major One” spends night in police custody

PRETORIA, February 2 – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church members have taken to social media platforms following the arrest of charismatic “prophet” Shepherd Bushiri, whom they affectionately call “Major One”, sharing messages of support and solidarity. Some of the devotees went the extra mile – already casting aspersions on the validity of the serious charges […]

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Shepherd Bushiri arrested

PRETORIA, February 1  – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Shepherd Bushiri has been arrested, sources within his congregation told African News Agency (ANA) on Friday. Bushiri and his wife Mary were allegedly arrested at their Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg. According to a statement released by the church on Friday evening, police officers – […]

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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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Bushiri followers take on ‘sons of vipers’ Sanco protesters in Pretoria

PRETORIA, January 5 – As scores of irate Pretoria residents affiliated to the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) blocked the entrance of Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church in Pretoria on Friday night, some brave followers of the charismatic preacher came out to defend the “man of God” against that they called “sons […]

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SAPS probing death of three women at Shepherd Bushiri’s church in Pretoria

PRETORIA, December 30 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the death of three women congregants at Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church in Pretoria on Friday night. A police delegation led by SAPS Tshwane West policing cluster commander Maj-Gen Daniel Mthombeni visited the Pretoria Showgrounds – where the church is situated […]