Pastor Bushiri Allegedly Introduces Anointed ATM Card For Tithe, Offering Payments |RN


A pastor, Shepherd Bushiri, who reportedly recently bought a G-Wagon for his wife one month after she bought him a Rolls Royce has allegedly released customised ATM cards for his church members to use in paying tithe and offerings.

It is not known, however, how the alleged ATM cards are supposed to work for the alleged purpose they are meant for, considering that ATM cards are issued by banks for customers who maintain accounts with them.

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Shepherd Bushiri. Facebook photo

The Malawian, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, popularly called Major 1, is the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering, ECG.

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Pastor Bushiri and his wife. Facebook photo

According to amonpointtv, “Bushiri had, in the past, showed off his private jet, a fleet of cars and lavish lifestyle even as some of his church members wallow in abject poverty.”

“This time around, he has introduced customised Automated Teller Machine cards with his face, for members to pay tithe money into his account,” the online television outfit claims.

A Facebook user had shared the photos on social media and written: “Prophet Bushiri rolls out new ATM cards to make it easy for church followers to pay for tithes automatically every Sunday. What would Jesus say?”

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Meanwhile, in an unverified Facebook wall allegedly owned by the pastor, Bushiri had warned his congregation that there were people who tried to blackmail his ministry by linking him to all sorts of things, including the sale of anointed soaps that allegedly allow users to commit sin all day, and then wash off their sins with the soap at night.


Shepherd Bushiri has yet to comment on the new allegation concerning the anointed ATM cards.   (

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FIFA Orders South Africa-Senegal Match To Be Replayed After Referee Ban |RN

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FIFA has ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed in November after the referee in charge of the fixture was banned for life.

Bafana Bafana won the match 2-1 after official Joseph Lamptey gave a penalty for a handball against defender Kalidou Koulibaly, when the ball had clearly struck him on the leg, with the score level at 0-0.

The November 2016 result is the only win collected by bottom side South Africa in Group D of African qualifying, with Senegal above them in third place, a point behind joint-leaders Burkina Faso and Cape Verde after September’s fixtures.

FIFA’s decision to replay the game comes after the lifetime ban handed to Ghanaian official Lamptey for “match manipulation” was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

“The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course,” a FIFA statement said.

“As stated in the FIFA World Cup regulations, this decision shall come into effect immediately but shall be subject to confirmation by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions at its next meeting, scheduled for September 14.”

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied all wrongdoing but will consider FIFA’s report before deciding whether or not to launch an appeal.

“SAFA is studying the contents of the report and will issue a statement on intentions to challenge that decision,” the organisation said.

“SAFA wishes to also state categorically that it was in no way involved with any wrongdoing related to the actions of the referee, as stated in the FIFA report.”  (

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Six Gunmen Die After Botched South African Cash Heist In Durban|RN



Police cordon off an area outside the Value Centre in Springfield after a shootout with would-be cash-in-transit robbers.

Police cordon off an area outside the Value Centre in Springfield after a shootout with would-be cash-in-transit robbers. 
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Six suspected robbers died in Durban on Monday after two separate gun battles with police in a chase that spanned several city suburbs.

The shootings and dramatic car chase were the results of a botched cash-in-transit heist.

A gang of armed men attempted to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle outside the Value Centre in Springfield.

A well-placed police source said that members of the Crime Intelligence Unit and the Hawks had acted on a tip-off about the heist.

Along with heavily armed tactical police from the National Intervention Unit‚ they engaged the gang of men at Springfield Park’s Value Centre.

Gunmen and police exchanged fire‚ leaving one man dead and another critically wounded – who later died in hospital. The fleeing robbers then led police to the scene of the second shootout in Parlock.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said paramedics had declared four men‚ understood to be robbers‚ dead at the scene.

He said four other civilians were injured in the crossfire. They appeared to have been sitting on the roadside having lunch when the fleeing gunmen crashed their car nearby – with police hot on their heels.

A number of Parlock residents gathered at the second scene‚ a cordoned off factory‚ as police investigated.  (Sunday Times)

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Another Nigerian Killed in South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa yesterday said that another Nigerian, Mr Uchenna Eloh, was killed in the Western Cape Province of that country.

Kanayo Onwumelu, Chairman, Western Cape chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Cape Town that Eloh was strangled to death by South African policemen. NAN reported that Eloh hailed from Eziagu in Eziagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

“ We want to call the attention of Nigerian Government to the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians by the police in South Africa. At about 11.00 a.m. South African time on Wednesday, a Nigerian, Uchenna Emmanuel Eloh, popularly known as “Monkey’’, was killed by a South African police officer.

He was walking out of his house toward the bus station when a police van stopped to search him, suspecting that he might be in possession of illegal substance. “Three policemen accosted Eloh, one of them, by the name Williams, held him on the neck suspecting that he swallowed a substance, while another police officer held him by the legs,’’ he said. The union official alleged that the policemen dragged Eloh on the ground until he started foaming and suffocated to death on the spot.

“This is not the first time such senseless killing of innocent Nigerians was carried out by South African police officers. We have reported similar killings to the South African Government and Nigeria High Commission in South Africa and nothing was done to bring the culprits to book.

“We want the Nigerian Government to intervene to stop this brutality against innocent Nigerians and stop killing Nigerians out of hatred, racism or xenophobia,’’ he said.

Ikechukwu Anyene, President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, who also confirmed the incident, called for an end to the incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa. “Our government needs to do something urgently to make it clear that Nigerian lives matter. We have made suggestions on what can be done, but it is now clear to us that the endless talks cannot yield any positive result,’’ Anyene said.

He said that the union had engaged a lawyer to take up the case against South African Police Service. “But, this kind of legal service should form part of consular services to provide legal services to victimised Nigerians,’’ Anyene said.

The union said that the police have opened an inquest into the case. NAN recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had in February said that a total 116 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa through extrajudicial means in the last two years.

The presidential aide had said during a meeting with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni in Abuja that nearly seven in 10 of the killings were carried out by the South African police.  (The Sun)

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South African Bodybuilder Dies As He Celebrated With Trademark Backflip That Went Wrong |RN

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A bodybuilder has died after landing on his head when a backflip he performed entering a competition arena went horrifically wrong.Sifiso Lungelo Thabete is seen in a video being introduced to the crowd before a contest and gees them up by waving his hands above his head.

He walked out slowly towards the centre of the gymnasium before breaking into a trot at the event in South Africa.

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Thabete then begins a backflip but fails to rotate enough in the air and instead of landing on his feet, he lands on his neck.

Thabete, from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, lay motionless in agony on his side before rolling onto his back.

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Several people coming to his aid after the initial shock of what happened left the audience stunned.

The first man to attend to him lifted his legs up before several others joined in to help but Thabete died of his injuries.

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South African bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution said the bodybuilding community was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Thabete’s death.

The magazine reported he was an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Junior World Champion in the up-to 75kg category.

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He recently won under-23 in 75kg division of the IFBB Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix competition held in Johannesburg in July.

Thabete also finished runner-up in the division for senior men up to and including 80kg and at the event he successfully performed a backflip during his routine.

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Posts on his Facebook page show he was dedicated to being the best in his sport and he often shared motivational messages on Facebook alongside images and videos of himself.

He recently shared a magazine article written about him on his Facebook page saying “wow god is good”.    (Mirror)

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Three Women Gang-rape Man For Three Days, Dump Him Naked On Roadside


The South African police are hunting for three women who allegedly gang-raped a man for three days after they had drugged him.

According to his statement to police‚ the 23-year-old man from Nellmapius‚ east of Pretoria‚ said his horror began on Friday when he took a taxi along Solomon Mahlangu Drive towards Pretoria CBD.

The police said the victim told how, other than the driver‚ there were three young female passengers inside the taxi, TimesLive reported.

En route to town, the taxi driver changed direction‚ and the young man was asked to sit in the front seat. One of the women then allegedly injected him with an unknown substance and he passed out.

South African Police Service Captain Colette Weilbach said: “He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed.

“The female suspects then allegedly forced the man to drink an energy drink before taking turns raping him numerous times a day.”

The victim was later dumped half-naked in a field, where he managed to flag down a passing car.

The police have promised that the offenders would be arrested and prosecuted.

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A Car Hijacked Every 32 Minutes In South Africa |The Republican News

Top 10 most hijacked and stolen passenger vehicles
                     Top 10 most hijacked and stolen passenger vehicles

According to statistics released by the South African Police Service in March 2017, a total of 12 743 vehicles were hijacked in South Africa between April 2016 and December 2016 – that’s 14.9% more than in the 2015/16 financial year, Wheels24 has reported.

The SAPS says that 1 416 vehicles are hijacked in South Africa each month – one every 32 minutes.

Incidents reported to our control centre alone indicated that 34 vehicles were hijacked in the greater Durban area over the past 6 months, and 69 cars were stolen in the same period. National stats for the worst hijacking spots in 2016 showed that Chatsworth ranked 5th in the country with 175 incidents reported, and Pinetown was 7th on the list with 146.

These frightening statistics beg the question, which cars and car brands are the most hijacked in South Africa?

Vehicle company Ctrack released their hijacking and crime statistics from January to December 2016, detailing which passenger vehicles and SUV’s and vehicle manufacturers, are most targeted by criminals.

Businesstech compiled their findings and according the the report, the most hijacked passenger vehicle in South Africa is the Volkswagen Polo. Toyota’s Fortuner was the most hijacked SUV, making Toyota the SUV manufacturer most targeted by criminals in the country followed by Land Rover and Nissan.

Notably, this data is an almost exact mirror of the best-selling passenger vehicle in South Africa every month. The Volkswagen Polo and Polo Vivo are currently the first and second-bestselling cars with the Toyota Fortuner currently in third.

In order, the top 10 most hijacked and stolen passenger vehicles in South Africa are: Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford, Citroen, Kia, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Renault, Chevrolet.

In order, the top 10 most hijacked and stolen SUV’s in South Africa are: Toyota, Land Rover, Nissan, Mahindra, Volkswagen, Jeep, Porsche, Renault, Ford, Daihatsu.

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