Prophet Shepherd Bushiri failed to come back on best within the first spherical in opposition to Prophet Mboro.
The Enlightened Christian Gathering repeatedly referred to as Major 1 sued Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng popularly referred to as Prophet Mboro following allegations by means of Felicia Sibeko, a South African lady who claimed to had been scammed by means of Bushiri.
Bushiri carried out for an pressing period in-between interdict to gag Sibeko from making any allegations in opposition to the Malawian prophet who’s plying his business in South Africa. He additionally sought after her to delete on social media all of the allegations she cast in opposition to the prophet.
Sibeko had claimed to have invested about K7.4 million (R150 thousand) in a scheme run by means of Bushiri as a result of he had promised that her funding would generate just about K49 million (R1 million) within the area of six months.
But she mentioned Bushiri run away along with her cash with out giving her a unmarried coin.
“I was scammed by Shepherd Bushiri after investing the last money we had secured for us and the future of our children, selling our business because he assured us that we are definitely going to have great returns on our investment” mentioned Sibeko.
“We were assured that our lives will change. However, we are now living in poverty. We are in debts. My child can’t go to varsity because we don’t even have a cent to buy my child clothes or food, not to mention school fees. This so called man of God, Major 1 ruined our lives. We only wanted a better life for ourselves, we trusted him”, mentioned Sibeko in a observation.
But it emerged in courtroom that Bushiri paid Sibeko her a reimbursement, in addition to R5 000 further, prompting Bushiri’s legal professional to query why she persisted to name the ECG prophet a liar.
Bushiri additionally sued Mboro of Incredible Happenings Ministries and president of the Church Mandate Turn Around Movement over allegations that he partnered with Sibeko to badmouth the Malawian prophet.
Major 1 stuffed the lawsuit quickly after accusing Mboro of “making soulish prayers, and directing all sorts of bad remarks and name-calling, against me”.
He is looking for about K50 million (R1m) from Mboro and Sibeko in damages for defamation as he hopes to come back on best.
Mboro, who alleged that his and Sibeko’s social media accounts and telephones had been hacked by means of Bushiri, promised to battle the lawsuit.
Major 1 and Mboro are ex-bedfellows. The two had in the past ironed out their variations that had been instigated by means of media stories that Bushiri paid a dressmaker to turn Mboro in heaven allegedly to tarnish Mboro’s identify and credibility.
Bushiri showed thru his spokesperson that the faux stories of Mboro being in heaven had been certainly created by means of a man who used to paintings within the ECG media crew.
“The fake heaven story even trended overseas. Besides the reports of ‘I went to heaven and came back’, there were also reports I asked for R100 000 for Covid-19 relief and that I visited hell and killed satan” mentioned Mboro who faced Bushiri in 2016 about the problem.
“He told me the person behind the fake accounts and fake news had been fired” mentioned Mboro.
He says his identify continues to get tarnished on account of the faux stories which he says had been a part of “a scheme aimed at tarnishing my name”.
Mboro mentioned the tales resurfaced in 2018, tarnishing his identify once more.
“I believe there are more people involved in this. I’d like to meet all the people implicated, as well as Prophet Bushiri, so we can find a solution. I’m tired of people tarnishing my image” Mboro were quoted by means of the Daily Sun.
Tired of being referred to as names, Bushiri carried out for a gag order in opposition to Mboro.
But on this week’s ruling, Bushiri failed to come back on best because the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria struck the lawsuit on technical grounds.
The courtroom mentioned issuing the order would presuppose findings at the defamation claims, which it will no longer do.
The courtroom additionally ordered Bushiri to foot the criminal invoice for this spherical.
Now, Bushiri enters the second one spherical with Mboro.