Beyond the negative headlines based on religious controversies and legal battles in Malawian and South African courts, renown preacher Shepherd Bushiri has returned in the news: this time telling the story of his generosity.
Yesterday, the preacher handed a school structure he built for a Malawian rural community of Rumphi where students used to learn in jam packed classes or under trees.
“Prophet Shepherd Bushiri officially handed over Vwaza CDSS to government yesterday,” confirmed his publicist Ephraim Nyondo.
He handed the school at a small and humble ceremony, held at the school in Hewe, Rumphi District.
To spice up his act on benovelance, Bushiri also paid school fees for all the students in the current academic year.
That’s not all: the preacher also donated four motor cycle to help with the transportation of teachers.
“To ease mobility of the teachers, the Prophet donated four motorcycles to them,” said Nyondo.
He did not end his gesture of goodwill there, he also paid all subscription fees to register the newly built school as an examination centre for the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB).
He paid for (all) the funds required.
He said work is in progress to finalise construction of teacher’s houses, a fully stocked-up library and a school laboratory.
According to Nyondo, these should be ready by end of February.
Speaking at at the event, an education official at the District Education Manager’s (DEM) office Gibbie Mulagha expressed gratitude for the gesture.
“Government can not fulfill its plans because there will always be competing needs and limited resources,” observed Mulagha.
The preacher recently returned home from South Africa where he stands trial for fraud. He is also in court in Malawi fighting extradition to South Africa to face trial.