By Penny Khutso Graham- Senior Reporter
PRETORIA– Leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri will be joining the world in commemorating an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated on July 18 of every year, Mandela’s birthday.
Bushiri will be visiting Itireleng community center which is a public health care organization in Soweto, Johannesburg.
On his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, the cleric wrote:
“On Thursday this week, I will be joining the global community in celebrating Mandela Day, which falls on July 18, by interacting with staff, patients and communities at Itireleng Community Health Centre in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg. As part of interaction, I will also donate medical equipment to the Center.
“The Health Center-which caters for over 15 000 people per month—is doing quite a commendable job of ensuring that communities have a 24-hour access to quality health care. That is why there is no better way of honoring the iconic Nelson Mandela this year than by partnering with Health Centers that are doing well in making this world a better place for all.
“If you want to join me in this noble exercise, get in touch NOW with our Shepherd Bushiri Foundation (SBF) team on +27749399052 or +27 71 861 3915.
Long Live Nelson Mandela!”
The highly esteemed prophet is also known for his great humanitarian works through his organization which has been revamped from ‘Beacon of Hope’ to ‘Shepherd Bushiri Foundation’. The foundation mainly deals with Youth Empowerment, Disaster management and health care for all.
The Malawi born preacher launched another project, the School Adoption programme during the Mandela day celebration last year in July, by Adopting and supporting Kloofwaters primary school in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Besides adopting the school, he made a prompt compassionate move to the school at an estimated amount of $40 000. The following week during the same month, Prophet Bushiri expanded the programme by Adopting 15 students in Malawi who could not go to school because of school fees. The students have been put on a four year bursary scheme that involves payment of user fees for four years, pocket money, uniforms and study materials.
Earlier this year, Prophet Bushiri visited residents of Alexandra Park, Johannesburg who were affected by Shack fire that spread through parts of the area and destroyed about 352 structures leaving scores of people homeless and stranded. Prophet Bushiri pledged R400 000 to the fire victims.
South Africa’s renowned charity organization, Sakhululeka Isizwe has recognized and awarded Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for his humanitarian work across the world this year 2019.
ECG news will cover the Mandela Day proceedings.