Viral video shows controversial South African preacher bringing dead boy back to life


A controversial South African preacher has come into the limelight once again after a video sufficed online showing him allegedly raising a young boy back from the dead.

Pretoria based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is seen in the video in front of a congregation with the young boy seemingly hanging lifelessly in the arms of a man believed to be his father.

The man walks around the church with the boy during the service, before suddenly falling towards the floor.

Other men go to support the boy’s father as the congregation at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church hold their hands out towards the boy as if helping to heal him.


The footage, which has gone viral, then shows the young boy being blessed with ‘holy anointing oil’, named the Lion of Judah. At this point, the boy is taken away to the applause of the congregation.

The preacher is well known for his controversial claims and lively Sunday services.

He previously claimed that God has blessed him with a private jet that no one is allowed to see but him.