#Coronavirus: Prophet Bushiri Denies Selling Anointed Sanitizer  

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Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church has publicly refuted as “fake news” reports that the church is selling anointed hand sanitiser that protects people against the COVID-19, a virulent disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

The church says an image circulating online of hand sanitisers, with the image of its leader and founder Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s face on it is “completely fake”.

“The church is not selling this sanitiser or any sanitiser for that matter. That said, may we add that any church merchandise is sold through church channels and this can be verified,”

ECG’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo told the Church’s news outlet, ECG News Online.

Unconfirmed reports alleged that Bushiri was selling the ‘anointed’ sanitiser at about R500.

The alleged Prophet Bushiri Annonted sanitiser.

The church has since threatened to deal with anyone selling the fake products while riding on name and image of Prophet Bushiri and his church.

“We would like to appeal to the general public to report to the church or the nearest police if anyone is spreading such lies and, also, anyone found to be selling such fake products using the name of the church,” added Nyondo.

While this has been debunked as fake, the Malawi-born preacher, like most prosperity gospel clerics, is notorious for selling anointed oils that followers believe protect them spiritually or give them blessings.

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