Braamfontein – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries leader, and Enlightened Christian Gathering Church International founder, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri appeared before The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) in Johannesburg this morning.
The Prophet was accompanied by Prophetess Mary Bushiri, ECG attorney Terrance Baloyi, Health and Safety Advisor Richard Ashan, Director of Communications, Ephraim Nyondo, External Media Relations Manager Maynard Manyowa, and several other church leaders, directors and pastors.
The CRL Rights Commission is an independent Chapter Nine institution in South Africa, which is mandated “to promote respect for and further the protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities; promote and develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance, national unity among and within cultural, religious and linguistic communities on the basis of equality, non-discrimination and free association; to promote the right of communities to develop their historically diminished heritage and to recognise community councils”
The CRL Commission is currently mediation between ECG Church, and the South African National Civil Organisation (SANCO).
Appearing before the commission, and under oath, Prophet Bushiri expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of members of ECG who tragically passed away on 28 December at Pretoria Showgrounds, during a stampede.
Although the prophet was not there when the stampede happened, he gave a detailed account of what the internal investigation held by ECG Church had unearthed.
The prophet also clarified several issues which were erronesouly raised by different stakeholders.
The prophet asked the CRL to formally invite him, and involve him in their runnings.