Barely 4 months after Prophet Bushiri won a case of defamation against a top South African Newspaper, the controversial Prophet wins another one again. This time in his home country, against Malawi24.
The South African based leader of the ECG Church filed a lawsuit against Malawi24, an online Newspaper and its owner Dr Pearson Nkhoma together with Andrew Chilapondiwa as the 3rd defendant for defamation of character over what the Prophet’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo described as a “Malicious and reckless” article that the publication published against the Prophet.
Through the Prophet’s Malawian Lawyer Lusungu Gondwe, Malawi 24 was made aware of the demands made by the Prophet. Bushiri demanded K500 million for libel, a full retraction of the article and a claim for punitive damages of K600 million.
Judgment was passed on the 7th of June 2019. Malawi 24 was asked to pay, inter alia, damages for libel to be assessed by the registrar. Again, to also issue a full retraction of the article.
Commenting on this development, Bushiri’s spokesperson said the Prophet does not rejoice in fighting News organizations. He said the Prophet was protecting himself, his ministry, his business and his family.