The name Prophet Bushiri does ring for every South African. Known as Major 1, the spiritual leader is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG).
Aside knowing him as a preacher and as a man who performs miracles, a bogus university in Pretoria called Shepherd Bushiri University points that the prophet must have ventured into education.
Rumours have it that the International University Shepherd Bushiri University could belong to the prophet who has recorded himself ‘walking on air’.
The department of higher education and training is investigating a suspected bogus university in Pretoria allegedly linked to the South African based Malawian Prophet.
In a statement, the department’s spokesperson Madikwe Mabotha said the department had received several complaints about the university and that preliminary investigations had established the institution was not registered with the department.
“Prospective students and the public suspected the institution, operating under the name Shepherd Bushiri University, might be bogus,” said Mabotha who also noted that the university was operating in the Old Mutual Building, between Francis Baard and Steve Biko streets in Arcadia, Pretoria.
“It is neither registered as a private college or private higher education institution as required by law.”
“We also established it is not accredited to offer the courses advertised on its Facebook page.”
According to the Varsity’s advert, it offers courses in accounting, business administration, nursing, aviation, theology, sciences and IT.
Meanwhile, the education department has ordered the varsity to terminate all of its activities with immediate effect because they are illegal.
“The department treats this case very seriously, and has approached law enforcement authorities to assist with further investigations.” the department stated. The university was allegedly owned by Prophet Bushiri.
Prophet Bushiri is a million-rand founder of ECG and the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International. His ministry is also known as the ministry of the book of Acts because of the great miracles he performs.
He started ministering in 2002 and have thousands of members worshiping in his church the ‘Enlightened Christian Gathering Church ‘ with branches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia and Ethiopia.
Aside being a Preacher, a report has it that Bushiri owns an electronic company, a telecommunication company, various farms and a private University in South Sudan named Bushiri University of Agriculture.