Blantyre – Business came to a standstill in some of the main Shopping Malls in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe when Prophet Shepherd Bushiri took time off to interacts with locals.
The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) is in the country distributing relief maize to households that do not have food due to climate change induced floods and dry spells that affected their crops.
At least 8.5 of the 17 million Malawians are facing food shortage.
The Prophet, who arrived on his jet to resume the second phase of the exercise, visited the newly built GateWay Mall in the city and interacted with many Malawians.
He was visibly in high spirits, taking and posing for selfies with different onlookers and admires.
The spectre cause a stir as people trooped to see him, some even abandoing shopping and shopkeepers straying from their counters.
After Gateway Mall, the Prophet, popularly known as Major One, also visited City Mall to the amazement of fans that were around.
Here again, the Prophet, who is the President of Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), also took time to crack a joke or two with fans, not forgetting to pose for a selfie or two.
In an interview, the South Africa-based billionaire Prophet, said the gesture was only to meet with people on the street and share a greeting.
“I just wanted sometime with fellow Malawians, a greeting, a smile. In Africa, we value sharing happiness, having that sense communion,” he said.
Mary Ngwira, a local from Ntandire Township in the city, could not hide her pleasure meeting with the Prophet whom she described as down to earth.
“I couldnt believe its the same Major One we see on TV making those powerful prophecies. It was phenomenom. It was a greatest day of my life seeing him in person, greeting me in Chichewa and taking a selfie using my phone. I feel blesed,” she said.
The Prophet is today expected to distribute maize in Madisi, Dowa. The distribution is part of the ongoing exercise of reaching to 10000 households that are going without food in the current 2016/17 consumption season.