Darshan Rana
Darshan Rana
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Darshan Rana

Thursday 11 Jan 18 12:39:26 PM
Botswana shuts 'Miracle' church

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 AllAfrica.com.

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.