Gospel singer Swazi Dlamini stands by Prophet Bushiri at court appearance
Swazi Dlamini. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Musician Swazi Dlamini has never been shy
to show her support for Prophet Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering
Swazi was among those who gathered this
morning outside Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court in support of Bushiri and his
Bushiri and Mary are facing charges of
fraud, money laundering and the contravention of the Prevention of Organised
Crime Act (Poca) for offences they allegedly committed from 2015.
The singer took to social media to show
that she was among the crowd who stood outside the court in support of the
infamous pastor. She took pictures and a video clip which she posted on her
Instagram page and is pictured wearing a
black hoodie written, “#istandbymajor1”.
‘Major 1’ is how they affectionately refer
to their leader.
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“We are unshakable and unmovable
we are undefeated #istandbymyprophets #istandbymajor1,” she said in another
“Defeated, You will Never Be!
The court case against the pair
was then postponed to 29 November after a brief appearance.
“We would like to inform all our
members and followers that the case has been postponed to November 29. We thank
you for your prayers and please continue putting us in prayer. Let’s meet at
Pretoria Showgrounds this Friday for a Night of Worship. We love you,” posted a
Twitter account with Bushiri’s name and picture.
When the charges were laid against the duo
earlier this year, Swazi wasn’t the only famous face at Bushiri’s defence.
Then leader of Black First Land First (BLF)
Andile Mngxitama and Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema were.
“We know that Major One is being persecuted
by this government because he is a black man who is successful out of his own
effort and blessings from his God. The reason why [ECG] is under attack is
because black people are abandoning the white establishment churches because
there is no spirituality there,” Andile told The
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Julius was defending him on the spiritual
side saying he’s not in court for that but other reasons. In a public spat with
parody account Adv Barry Roux on Twitter.
“You can’t divorce criminal case from the
spiritual aspect because spirituality on its own it’s a guide away from ills,
including criminality. Any argument that seeks to separate this particular
matter will be starting on a wrong foot,” @AdvBarryRoux account tweeted.
“But he's not charged for spiritual issues
in court. Therefore, your argument is weak because issues are separated even in
court,” Julius then responded.