Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Accused Of Rape
The Leader of Christian Gathering church Shepherd Bushiri might be facing more than just fraud and money-laundering charges.
Police have confirmed they’re in a process of investigating the multi-millionaire leader Bushiri for allegedly raping two women.
Their statements of alleged rape at the hands of the prophet are remarkably the same.
The women insisted to remain anonymous, the first woman is a mother and a member of the church
In her statement, the woman said that Bushiri would stare at her during the church services, sometimes even coming to stand next to her while he preached.
After some time the church elder told her that Bushiri wanted to meet her at a hotel to pray.
This is when things took a sinister turn.
She claims he insisted on a hug, and then tried to kiss her.
“I’m like no you can’t do this to me. You are married. He said, I don’t care, I shouldn’t worry about that. I was like no I can’t. That’s when from there he touched me here (forehead) so that’s when I manifested, I don’t know I was under the power. That I don’t even know. So from there he took off the clothes then he raped me.”
She said the man told her to take R5,000 and leave
The second young woman also shared her side of the story of being lured to a hotel.
After one of his sermons, she says Bushiri asked her and her cousin to join a special service the following day.
They were going to meet at church but then the pastor allegedly suggested they meet at a hotel.
upon arrival, she says that she found the pastor naked.
“He then asked me to take my clothes off! He told me to turn around and I did that shaking…afraid… I didn’t know what to do. That’s when he came up to me and everything happened. And then after that, he told me to take out 5K out of the drawer, to go book myself another room.”
Both women have opened cases with the police and while they wait for justice, they’ve stopped attending the church.
Police have confirmed they’re investigating the allegations.
One investigation is still ongoing while another is already complete and a docket was sent to the NPA at the beginning of last year for a decision on prosecution.
It’s not the first time Bushiri has faced rape allegations.