Bushiri outed as fraudster after ‘walking on air’ with help of off-camera aide

Malawi's leading Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Malawi's leading Prophet Shepherd Bushiri


An African preacher, who claimed to have walked on air in an an “exclusive” video “filmed live”, has been outed as a sham by eagle-eyed YouTuber users.

A video of “Prophet” Shepherd Bushiri’s apparent miracle was uploaded to YouTube on Sep 21, where it has since been viewed more than 282,000 times.

The video shows Mr Bushiri descending a stairwell, before panning across the room to indicate there is no one else in the immediate vicinity.

Mr Bushiri then steps down from the stairwell only to be suspended, the camera zooming on his feet as they tread air above the floor.

Countless YouTube users have decried the display as smoke and mirrors.

“The door on the right hand side is not in the same position at the end of the video then it was at the beginning of the video,” user Riekus Wessi said.

“When you analyse the shadows when he [Mr Bushiri] is ‘floating’ you can see multiple shadows.

“When his feet touch the ground you can see one of the shadows disappearing to the right. You can hear the door being opened and closed.”

All evidence points to Mr Bushiri being lifted by an off-camera assistant – creating the illusion he is walking on air.

Mr Bushiri is credited as the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International.

His Facebook page lists his personal interests as ‘Spending time with God’, while the biography suggests his birth may be the product of divine intervention.

“[Mr Bushiri’s] birth was mysterious and there were so many issues surrounding his birth such that after he had been safely delivered, his mother called him Shepherd, acknowledging that the Lord is her Shepherd,” it reads.

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  1. I think it was a fraud. if he was truely walking in air why not show the whole body but only show the legs.

  2. Magicians are now in churchs coz in schools they dont get paid.mind you GOD is coming to sort out those who use his name for their personal gain