ALEX residents seemed divided this weekend over whether Prophet Shepherd Bushiri must administer the R400,000 donation he made to the victims of a shack fire or hand over the money to the City of Joburg’s disaster relief department.
Bushiri visited the area after a resident allegedly left a pot unattended which sparked a fire that later brought down an electrical pylon. Addressing residents early on Thursday evening, the head of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church said he was saddened by the impact of the fire on the children of Stjwetla in Alex, north of Joburg.
One of the residents, James Baloyi, said he wished for Bushiri and his team to buy books and uniforms, including shoes, for the children.
“It’ll mean so much if residents received these things from Major 1. “It’ll be like a gift from him. Like Christmas,” said Baloyi.