Prophet Bushiri’s daughter Israella died today in hospital at the age of 8.

She was suffering from a rare disease that required a bone marrow transplant.

Her death was announced on social media by her father;

Her death unexpectedly came at a difficult time for the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) and his wife Mary Bushiri.

The controversial prophet and his wife face a series of charges that keep on pilling up by the day.

They initially face fraud, money laundering and theft charges by the South African government.

But the two escaped the country and are now facing fresh charges that include contravening provisions of the Immigration Act and breaking bail condition.

Their luxurious R5.5 million mansion in Centurion was set to be auctioned to the highest bidder following their escape. This because they had forfeited it to the state as part of their bail.

Twitter went abuzz following the announcement of Bushiri’s death.

There are mixed feelings over her death from both well-wishers and the general South Africans.

While many are mourning together with the family;

Some South Africans are raising sensitive issues over her death;

iHarare sends its heart-felt condolences to the Bushiri family.

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