Gaborone: South African Country Botswana has finally
shut down the church of a controversial Malawian self-styled prophet, who
claimed to walk on air.
The Botswana government confirmed the closure of Shepherd
Bushiri's Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in capital Gaborone,
reportedly due to concerns over so-called "miracle money". The
sources has reports that the church has appealed against the decision, taken
less than a year after he was in effect banned from entering the country.
On the other hand, Botswana minister Edwin Batshu has announced
in April 2017 that Mr Bushiri - who now lives in South Africa - would need a
visa to enter, despite Malawians not usually needing one, according to
The government has now announced that the church will be
shut for good, with the Botswana Gazette obtaining a letter informing
management the ‘registration’ had been cancelled.