Even if we want to remain quiet. And not cover Bushiri and Jacob Zuma as newsmakers in the Covid19 debacle. We will be lying to ourselves and the general public of South Africa and the world, to say the least, especially to the world. For now, Bushiri is our item of the moment. Pastor turn fugitive on the run. A man of God.As they say. Why not trust the Lord that he used to amass wealth, cars, cash, businesses, etc.
He came to South Africa as a business transaction. Occupied Pretoria/Tshwane showground to lie, cheat all the way to driving the Maserati. You name them. Gucci pastor or the evangelical populist conniving and lying men of God. Only Heaven knows. The answer to that. Our people have been tricked. Even in the old golden days, false prophets emerge now and again to close the vacuum left open to people who need to reconnect with their God. Imagine a Son of Men on an Interpol Red Alert. A self-proclaimed prophet and the King of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church.
Maybe shortly and not in so distant days we need to critically analyze the name of these churches. The way they’re named leaves much to be desired. Imagine attending a church called by that name. Enlightened Christian Gathering Church. And then you tell me there’s nothing wrong with the name if you do an analytical breakdown of the name and you cannot pick up that something is worth scrutinizing here or there.
After stealing and facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged close to R102m “investment scheme”.The Sunday Times writers further mentioned that Bushiri paid bail and he escaped to his country Malawi fearing that he was going to be killed. An excuse to run away from the law and his crime. Wanting which must be noted here is that South African police were caught wanting. Poor intelligence work by those people who are supposed to safeguard our country. Whilst still earning a salary with benefits. Much can be written about the South African police security and safety portfolio. The whole Bushiri escape can make an interesting movie blaster for the telenovela. Not a Hollywood thriller.
Imagine living in a country as unsafe and insecure as South Africa and still be expected to pay tax. Take the CR17 administration led government serious. Vote for people who have bodyguards 24/7 but don’t have enemies as a country and our democracy is in a state of fragility because any Tom Dick and Harry do as they please. Instead of securing what is important, you have a government that must defend itself against itself because of stealing an all sort of crime they’re committing themselves.
Our crime-fighting officers and the Hawks are constantly caught napping. Guptas run away. Thieves stole and murder and just easily slip through our country without detection. We won’t keep quiet. Writing and reminding our people and opening their eyes will be the work of the enlighten to borrow from the Enlighten name. To act and do good for the benefit and upliftment of our country will be Christian through the mighty pen.
Gathering data and information from all sources will be used to gather correct and rightful information to expose thieves and thugs and the false prophet in our times. South Africa is a country and a big one at that and can be referred to as a church that has people of all faith and belief system. Where good tiding and good things are supposed to emerge at the end of the day.Kunjalo and Ke Nako. I pause. To be continued.
In concluding then the next thing you hear is Bushiri using Facebook and social media tools to talk to the masses he left spiritually unfulfilled and empty. If truth be told.
By Lungile Nyembe