Battle Of The Prophets: Mboro Wins Court Case Against Bushiri
Battle between Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader, Sherpherd Bushiri and Paseka Motsoeneng, who is popularly known as Prophet Mboro has escalated after Bushiri has lost the first round of their court case.
The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria ruled that the matter was not urgent and struck it off the role.
According to the Pretoria News, Judge David Makhoba did not rule on the merits of the case, however, as he simply struck it from the roll for lack of urgency with costs.
The Church Mandate Turn Around Movement leader clashed with Bushiri after he came to the aid of a couple who are now destitute.
After investing over R130 000 in Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s gold forex and commodities scheme, the couple allegedly lost all their life saving..
According to court papers, Bushiri applied for an urgent interim interdict to gag Mboro as well as former taxi owner Felicia Sibeko and her husband Arthur, from badmouthing him on social media and in public.
He also wanted them to remove all offensive utterances they had made about him, from social media.
According to the Sibekos, Bushiri had conned them out of their life savings, and they had made a public statement referring to him (Bushiri) as a thief.
Mboro has been recently vocal outside the court in his crusade against Bushiri, where he continued by making various utterances against Bushiri.
Mboro seemed to have a lot of followers who agreed with his sentiments.
A crowd who gathered around him nodded their heads and clapped from time to time as Sibeko said he stood up for the poor and he could not comprehend how they could be conned out of their money.
Mboro alleges that a lot of the elderly congregants have also lost their money and he, Mboro, has to donate food to them.
Bushiri is planning on continuing with his legal quest at a later stage, in which he will ask the court to declare the statements made by Mboro and the Sibeko couple against him, to be defamatory.
If the application is granted, Bushiri demands a public apology from them, as well as R1-million in damages.
Through is defense counsel, Advocate Dali Mpofu, Bushiri on Wednesday argued that apart from making false and defamatory statements against Bushiri, Mboro is also making xenophobic remarks after saying Bushiri is “a liar and he must go back to Malawi.”
In His defense, Bushiri said he himself is a victim to the scheme, which later appeared to have been a scam. It emerged that he did pay the Sibeko couple their money back, as well as R5 000 extra.
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