When quizzed about what he made of the decision to lift a visa restriction ban on Bushiri and the clampdown on the church, Baeng said it was a private and personal issue. Baeng further confirmed that church followers were attending live television services, known as televangelism, while others were attending services in Pretoria. Public Policy 

Botswana Closes Down Bushiri’s Church

    Disciples now have to watch Major 1 on TV, while others come to SA to worship after the churches are deregistered for noncompliance It never rains, but it pours for flamboyant prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering church in Botswana, as government closes down all of his church branches following the deregistration of the organisation last year. As a result, disciples of Bushiri’s in Botswana have resorted to following their leader through his television channel, while those who have the means are travelling to South Africa on weekends…

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Africa: Pastors Or Witch Doctors, Asked Zambian Clergyman

Are Charismatic [Church] Leaders in Africa ‘Pastors or Witch Doctors,’ Asks Conrad Mbewe at John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference By: Melissa Barnhart The Rev. Conrad Mbewe, the pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, opened the third day of Pastor John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference in Sun Valley, Calif., on Friday by asking the question, “Are we preachers or witch doctors?” Mbewe acknowledged that asking such a question is “strange for the American ear” to hear, but added that, for him, as a pastor in Africa, he believes the modern charismatic…

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