Leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering Shepherd Bushiri has been given a cold shoulder on his request to use Bingu National Stadium as a venue for his Miracle Crossover Service schedule to take place on December 31, 2020, after government had agreed already.
Bushiri‚Äôs spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo confirmed of the development saying they have been served with the letter.
In a letter seen by Face of Malawi reporter, government has cited a number of reason influencing the decision to reverse its decision of allowing Bushiri hosting the event at the Stadium.
According to the letter, the event is likely to invite a number of people beyond the number of people the Stadium carries which violating rules and regulations put in place against the global pandemic Covid-19.
‚ÄúDespite the communication that the number to attend be reduced, the event is most likely to attract people beyond even the normal capacity of the stadium. This will contravene the Covid-19 pandemic preventive measures,‚ÄĚ read part of the statement.
Adding to that government has said the Stadium will go under inspection by Confederation of African Football (CAF) which is expected to take place early January.
According to the Stadium‚Äôs management, CAF inspection management will not have enough time to restore the Stadium to its normal status due to anticipated damages and losses during Bushiri‚Äôs event.
Nyondo has said they will communicate of any developing news of the matter.
Bushiri and his wife are wanted by the South African government where they are answering charges of fraud and money laundering.
The couple skipped the rainbow nation days after they were released on bail after spending over two weeks in custody.
It is still unclear on how the couple managed to bold South Africa.
Meanwhile, Malawi government has been served a formal extradition request from South Africa to have the couple sent back to SA to face justice.
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