W F Nkomo Street near the Pretoria showgrounds has been reopened to traffic following a protest by community members against charismatic pastor Shepherd Bushiri of the Evangelical Christian Gathering Church.

Traffic from the Pretoria CBD had to be diverted to alternative routes.

Earlier, a group of people has blocked W F Nkomo Street near Pretoria showgrounds, protesting against charismatic pastor Shepherd Bushiri of the Evangelical Christian Gathering Church.

Traffic from Pretoria CBD is being diverted to alternative routes.

Protesters, gathered outside the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church in Pretoria, are stopping congregants from entering the church.

The protesters are demanding that Bushiri address them before they allow congregants to enter the church for the regular Friday church service. Bushiri and church officials are facing a case of defeating the ends of justice and of interfering with police work.

 

The protest action follows an incident, last Friday, at Bushiri’s Evangelical Christian Gathering Church, where three congregants died following a stampede. Metro police are monitoring the situation.

Protesters are demanding Pastor Bushiri’s departure.

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