Criticism as Bushiri's supporters kneel, pray and cry 'I want my daddy'
Controversial church leader Shepherd Bushiri received much criticism on social media as his followers cried, prayed and shouted for his release outside the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, February 4.
Video footage of his supporters kneeling, praying and crying outside the court trended on Twitter as many criticised Bushiri's influence over his supporters.
Bushiri and his wife Mary were arrested last week in Rustenburg on charges relating to fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
"We are who we are because of Major Prophet Bushiri," one of his supporters said.
Honestly trying to get to Bushiri's followers is not gonna work, we just have to pray for them at this point.— Far Q (@Sindi_Mutshidzi) February 5, 2019
Comrades and Compatriots, we really need to pray for those followers of Bushiri. They seriously need our prayers. 😢😢😭— Vincent Seloane🇿🇦 (@AfrikamineGlob) February 5, 2019
Bushiri Followers, are brain washed on another level no wonder, many of our people do stupid things for their pastors. all in the name of God though they fear their Pastor's above God.— #Ntsagwini🍃🍂 (@MalumBanda) February 5, 2019