Braamfontein – Prophet Shepherd the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church International founder, appeared before the Commission for the promotion and protection of the Rights of cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) in Johannesburg today morning.
Prophet Shepherd was also accompanied by Mary Bushiri, the prophetess; ECG attorney Terrance Baloyi, Health and safety Advisor Richard Ashan, Director of communications, Ephraim Nyondo, External Media Relations Manager Maynard Manyowa, and several other church leaders, directors and pastors.
The CRL Rights Commission is an independent Chapter Nine institution in South Africa, which is mandated “to promote respect for and further the protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities; promote and develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance, national unity among and within cultural, religious and linguistic communities on the basis of equality, non-discrimination and free association; to promote the right of communities to develop their historically diminished heritage and to recognise community councils”
The CRL commission is presently acting as the mediator between ECG church, and the South African National Civil Organisation (SANCO). Prophet Bushiri also conveyed his warm and heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their members on 28 December at Pretoria showgrounds while there was a heavy stampede in the crowd.
The stampede occurred during the absence of Prophet Bushiri. He further stated that there was a special internal investigation held by the ECG church and certain secrets had been revealed.
Prophet Bushiri also made some detailed clarifications on the questions posed by various stakeholders in the region. Shepherd Bushiri also asked the CRL to give him a formal invitation and make him involved in various confidential works that are meant necessary.