Exclusive: Plot to defraud Prophet Bushiri uncovered

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Pretoria – A plot by a celebrated conman in South Africa, one Pico Santana, also commonly known as Antonio Martins to defraud, harass, and bully celebrity billionaire and Prophet, Shepherd Bushiri has been uncovered, after informants who were approached allegedly approached by the man approached journalists to reveal the story.

The standoff began several weeks back, when Prophet Bushiri prophecied to Antonio Martin’s wife, that her husband was cheating, and at risk of contracting HIV, since he was in the habit of sleeping around. Investigations by journalists also proved that the man, Martins, is very popular around brothels in Pretoria, especially Capital Inn.

After the wife confronted her husband with the prophecy, the man went on the offensive, and created a ‘war room’, with specialists whom he wanted to assassinate the character of the man dearly called Major 1.

Three women and one man, all who are PR specialists, stated that they were approached by Martins and offered R20,000 each to launch a massive disinformation campaign which involved making outrageous and unfounded allegations, then spamming groups with links to the false and fake material.

According to the sources, the man said he would bully Prophet Bushiri until he was able to extort at least R10 million from the Prophet.




Martins even went as far as creating Xenophobic posts attacking Prophet Bushiri, and posting them in groups where people with similar Xenophobic sentiments are found. This despite the fact that Martins himself has questionable residents status in South Africa, with our informants saying he is from Angola, but could have paid corrupt officials for a fake Identity Card.

Screenshot supplied by one of the informants clearly shows Martins using Xenophobic rhetoric to raise tensions against Bushiri, despite himself not being a South African
Screenshot supplied by one of the informants clearly shows Martins using Xenophobic rhetoric to raise tensions against Bushiri, despite himself not being a South African, or at least being a dodgy one. Antonio Martins is himself an Angolan.

Evidence, including calls, and text messages exchanged by Martins and his informants show that he even considered engaging.

It has also emerged that a court case, which Santana heavily publicised, hoping to gain financial compensation fell flat on its back, as the court ruled in favour of the cleric.

Martins Antonio himself seems to be a very shady character. A South African news outlet reported that Martins had tried to hire thugs to kill the Prophet.while another website revealed that Anthony Martins wife left him, after catching him in bed with over 10 prostitutes. 

Efforts to get a comment from Santana were fruitless.