When people are hungry, scared and desperate, it is easy for false prophets to fool them

Smooth-tongued fraudsters speak their way into pockets of the poor

Fred Khumalo Watching You

If there is anything to be said about Shepherd Bushiri, it is that he is a streetwise fellow – smart enough to hoodwink people into believing he is holy and can save their souls while also making them rich in their mortal lives.

But as we say in my neck of the woods, ubukleva buyaphela nabo (loosely translated – streetwise has its limitations and its sell-by date)...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@sowetanlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X