Gerald Kampanikiza, News Reporter
BLANTYRE – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) founder Shepherd Bushiri has said that there is a plot to invade his private space by some security personnel from South Africa and attempt to kidnap him.
According to a statement signed by Prophet Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo, through various tip-offs from well-wishers and his intelligence sources, he has it on record that these personnel from South Africa have been tracking Bushiri, to the extent of following him everywhere he goes under the guise of working with the embassy.
“Further, the Prophet has, lately been through a series of suspicious incidences that borders on his security to the point of involving the Malawi Police Service (MPS),” Nyondo said.
He said they are well aware where these people lodge, their communication links, local collaborators and their movements highlighting that it is shocking to note that some of the personnel involved in this scheme are the very same people that Prophet Bushiri opened intimidation and extortion cases against in South Africa in 2018.
“The Prophet suffered immensely at the machinations of these people in South Africa as the South African justice system failed to apprehend these people even after numerous criminal cases opened against them and also reporting them to various state security bodies,” he added.
Nyondo then said this is reason Bushiri left South Africa to seek justice in his home country and is highly respectful of the court processes he is going through because now he is home and free.
Nyondo added that Bushiri will not allow to be bullied and intimidated by “these people” while in his home country, the way they did in South Africa.
“In this vein, we wish to make it clear to these people to, with immediate effect, back off from Prophet Bushiri and if these people escalate, the Prophet will be forced to resort to legitimate means, as spelled in the country’s Constitution, of how to protect himself when in danger,” Nyondo highlighted.
He thanked Malawians of goodwill who are tireless in giving them tip-off with regards to these people urging them not to relent.