Social media users flooded Facebook and Twitter with memes to condemn Malawian-born prophet Shepherd Bushiri for overpricing tickets for his gala dinner to be held on the 23rd of December at the Pretoria Showgrounds. However the leader of ECG church took to Facebook and shut down the rumours, saying he did not send out the circulating flyer and that it is fake news.
Bushiri, known to his followers as Major I, took to his Facebook page to warn people about fake information circulating on social media platforms.
“We would like to inform our members and followers that the Night of Angel Gabriel 2017/ 2018 crossover team is yet to announce ticket details for the event; in this regard, consider any information on the same circulating on social media as fake,” he posted.
Although his followers are willing to attend the gala despite prices ranging from R1000 to R25000, social media users have taken turns to criticise the prophet, labelling him as a “fraudster” and a “scammer” who thought he was God.
Others say they will attend the gala only when the R25,000 included Jesus as the surprise guest.
For 25k a ticket, we want a special appearance from the 12 disciples, a review by Moses on how he split the sea…and Emmanuel a re botse gore why neba mmitsa ka mabitso!!!#BushiriGalaDinner pic.twitter.com/OGhmgYUwAt
— #LateNiteRide 📻 (@ThePresident_SA) December 13, 2017
— Selly Ndeapo Selma (@TheNdeapo) December 12, 2017
#BushiriGalaDinner Jesus ate dinner with many ppl 4 free, never once did He make ppl pay 4 sitting with him. Shame of you! (Luke 14:15-24
— John Magodielo (@JMagodielo) December 12, 2017
— #BESTFRIEND(Re-Up) (@CapCityRep) December 13, 2017
— Lisa (@Lisakhanya) December 13, 2017
— IG:nthabi_bass (@Belle_Bass) December 11, 2017
Some even went further to liken Bushiri’s gala dinner with Steinhoff fraud, saying it is daylight robbery and it is a pity that many people are going to enrich someone whilst they remain poor.