Is Chipiliro Gama Sheperd Bushiri’s real name?

The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), Sheperd Huxley Bushiri, goes by many names with the most famous one perhaps being Major 1. His staunch followers have also been known to call him Papa or Daddy.

His recent arrest in South Africa for money laundering seems to have unearthed a name that some claim to be his real name, that of Chipiliro Gama. It is claimed that this is the name the man of God went by before he became a man of the cloth.

Social media was awash with stories surrounding Bushiri’s real name with some claiming to have seen his travel documents that were surrendered to police bearing the name Chipiliro Gama.

According to his Wikipedia page, Bushiri who was born in Mzuzu, Malawi. He was named Sheperd by his mother due to the complexities around his birth, acknowledging the Lord as her Shepherd.

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