Pretoria – The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, and President of Shepherd Bushiri Investments has categorically distanced himself from reports in Zimbabwe stating that he has(d) anointed Robert Mugabe’s successor, and that he would be flying into the country on Thursday to address a business breakfast.
In a statement confirmed through the ECG, it has been established that the advert, and facts been spread are false, malicious, and baseless.
Read full statement below.
The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church would like to categorically state that we have no business meeting scheduled for Harare, Zimbabwe.
It has come to our attention that some malcontents that are bent on tarnishing the image of ECG as a Church and the personality of Prophet Shepard Bushiri have been circulating a flyer on social media platforms stating that Prophet Bushiri will be holding a business meeting in Zimbabwe.
ECG and the Prophet distance themselves from these false adverts and advise the public that any adverts that are not on the ECG official website and TV channel (prophetic channel) are fake and should be dismissed as fraudulent.
It has also been brought to our attention that these rouge elements behind these fraudulent adverts have used the names of the Zimbabwean Vice President ED Mnangagwa . Please be in the know, had such a meeting been planned, our office would have followed through protocol to inform him.
As stated above ECG has nothing to do with this false advert being run by some media outlets in Zimbabwe. It is very unfortunate and extremely worrying to the profession of journalism to think that some publications would run a story based on a false advert without cross checking or verifying facts.
It is our hope that the relevant authorities in Zimbabwe will bring to book those behind this fraud.
God bless you all.
Several media outlets earlier ran stories, and adverts as below.