Pastor Mboro and Prophet Bushiri’s complicated history has seen them grow from warring enemies, to what seems to be “close friends in faith.” We take a look at some of their key exchanges over the past few years. 

There are very few religious leaders who can draw headlines quite as sensationally as Paseka ‘Mboro’ Motsoeneng and Shepherd Bushiri. The two famous men of God have hogged the tabloids in recent years for a variety of reasons. 

Pastor Mboro has been in and out of the news for everything from falsely attributed quotes about going to heaven to feuds with other famous pastors. Self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri has also dominated recent news reports following his high profile arrest in October which led to him fleeing the country for Malawi last week.

Despite their individual talkability, Mboro and Bushiri’s personal encounters have also made for some interesting stories in the recent past. They have an on-and-off relationship that sees them go from being best friends to sworn enemies every few months.

Here are 5 times that the famous prophets got the country talking: 

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A PR Saga 

It all started with a PR saga when one of Bushiri’s employees was accused of smearing Mboro’s name in the media with the now infamous story about visiting hell, killing Satan and then visiting heaven and taking selfies with God. 

Pastor Mboro blasts claims he ‘visited hell and killed Satan’

“Kiss and Make Up” 

The two pastors, both with massive fanbases, did not see eye to eye for some time after that incident. In a bid to ease the tension, the two pastors reportedly made up and announced to the press that they were no longer rivals. Until…

Let’s take this to court! 

In 2020 their feud resurfaced again, and this time Pastor Mboro came armed with his legal team. After seeing his name linked to a forex trading scandal, believing this was once again the work of Bushiri’s team, Pastor Mboro took the matter to court as he filed for defamation of character.

Mboro “dreams” of Bushiri’s release 

It is unclear when the ice thawed between these two following that previous encounter, but things looked to be on smoother terms when Mboro revealed that he had dreamed of Bushiri’s release once he posted bail.

One final phone call before fleeing?

The most recent story came in the past week when it was alleged that Shepherd Bushiri had phoned his fellow man of God during his darkest hour. Pastor Mboro has since denied this, claiming that he and Bushiri were not close enough for that to have happened.

Mboro weighs in on Bushiri escape – “We are not close.”


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