Bushiri fol­low­ers vow to con­tinue at­tend­ing ser­vices

Pretoria News - - METRO - CHELSEA NTULI [email protected]

FOL­LOW­ERS of prophet Shep­herd Bushiri have vowed to con­tinue at­tend­ing his ser­vices at the Tsh­wane Events Cen­tre de­spite the torch­ing of his tents last week.

They con­tin­ued to flock to his En­light­ened Chris­tian Gath­er­ing church, say­ing they would not be stopped by naysay­ers and haters.

The ser­vices on Satur­day evening and yes­ter­day were well at­tended, with some cram­ming into avail­able space while oth­ers watched on the screens from the grounds out­side the venue.

Bushiri’s spokesper­son Ephraim Nyondo said the church had not been af­fected very badly by the burn­ing of the over­flow tents. He said they would be adding more se­cu­rity.

“Ob­vi­ously there is a bad feel­ing among our mem­bers, and they are ex­tremely sad­dened and dis­ap­pointed by such at­tacks on church struc­tures.

“Ex­tra se­cu­rity is highly con­sid­ered and we shall en­sure guards re­main in pa­trol through­out day and night.”

He said they had no idea as to who com­mit­ted the act and would leave every­thing in the hands of the po­lice.

He added that it was safe to say church mem­bers might be af­fected psy­cho­log­i­cally, and as a re­sult there were mech­a­nisms in place to curb such in­ci­dents from hap­pen­ing again.

Two tents were burnt down at about 9pm last Wed­nes­day.

Nyondo said it hap­pened days af­ter the prophet sur­vived an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt. This, he said, was an in­di­ca­tion the church was un­der at­tack.

Bushiri re­vealed through so­cial me­dia that the church would con­tinue in prayer, ask­ing God to keep pro­tect­ing them and shame and ex­pose those who wanted to de­stroy the church.

The church has since launched its Enough is Enough cam­paign to fight the at­tacks and ward off evil.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Kay Makhubela said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of ma­li­cious dam­age to prop­erty. No ar­rests had been made, he said.

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