Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has disowned the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in Zimbabwe which was officially launched by his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri last year. Bushiri said the church was not registered under his flagship after the church came under fire from HIV and Aids activists for using a small boy to market itself. The church authorities posted the picture of the child on Facebook claiming to have healed him.
Maynard Manyowa, Prophet Bushiri’s external media personnel told The Sunday News,
It boils down to what defines a church and what activities constitute a church service. We do not have a church in Zimbabwe. You can do a search with the relevant registrar or check with council of churches register. As such — we are not registered here and therefore do not have a church. Our church is in Pretoria. Having said that we have members all over the world.
They are free to meet, fellowship as cells. The prophet was in USA this week. He is in South Korea now. He is meeting people, preaching and conducting sermons, does that automatically mean we have a church there.
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