PRETORIA: Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has won his case against the organisers of the #FakeProphetsMustFall march.
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday ruled in favour of the prophet and instructed march organisers to refrain from defaming him.
Bushiri had taken the organisers of the march to court over their promotion material, which allegedly contained his name in a bad light.
Bushiri, however, did not intend to stop the march – he just wanted his name to be removed from march promotion pamphlets.
Lawyers representing the prophet, B Rikhotso Attorneys, said Bushiri wanted his name to be removed from the organisers’ post, as it was defaming.
The court also instructed march organisers to refrain from making statements on Facebook that allege that the prophet is involved in activities such as the exploitation of women.
The march to the South African Human Rights Commission offices in Johannesburg, against fake prophets, is scheduled to place on Wednesday.
This comes in the wake of the recent controversial Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries church, which has received criticism and been labeled a cult by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission).
The march, which is organised by Solomon Izang Ashoms, is expected to be supported by people who have fallen victim to false prophets.