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GUN TO PROTECT ME FROM CHRISTIANS - PROPHET ‘MAJOR V’

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MBABANE - Prophet Vusi ‘Major V’ Dlamini  claims to have been carrying a gun to church to protect himself from Christians.

The prophet was speaking in light of a viral picture of him carrying a gun and walking to church for a service. Major V said he carried the gun to church because he no longer trusted Christians. He explained that the gun was for protecting himself from people, including Christians, who would want to hurt him. He said the picture was taken as he was about to enter his church for the Sunday service. “I no longer feel safe even in my church. One cannot even trust the congregants now as Christians have proven themselves time and again that they are capable of being spiteful,” he said.

Threatened

He further alleged that he had showed grace to the Christians who were now turning against him and making fun of him on social media. In addition, he mentioned that Christians were among those who threatened his life. He said such people were only in the Christian faith, which was concerning to him. “I cannot trust anyone anymore because of the traits that Christians have. “They have been threatening to kill me or burn my church because I have been vocal about my opinion on how people were going about searching for democracy,” he said. He said it was biblically wrong to disrespect people ordained to head the country. “We have a problem of people who do not want to be told the truth. The Bible emphasises the importance of respecting the King. People should stop calling the King names and start respecting him,” he said.

When questioned if the gun he had been carrying was licensed, he opted not to comment as, according to him, the matter was being handled by the police. Deputy Police Information and Communications Officer Inspector Nosipho Mnguni stated that the police had called ‘Major V’ to assist them with information following complaints from people about the gun.
“We called ‘Major V’ on matters pertaining to the gun. We did not take the gun from him though,” she said. Meanwhile, Eswatini Firearm Licensing Board Chairperson Rodgers Mamba could not comment on the specifics of ‘Major V’s case as, according to him, the police needed to address it. He said the licensing Board ensured that they issued licences after doing proper research, which included consulting with the applicant’s chief. He said when considering someone’s application for owning a firearm, they took a lot into consideration, which included criminal records and character.

Licensing

Mamba said the main mandate of the licensing Board was to ensure control on the number of firearms in the kingdom. He said the process of their firearms licensing was put in place to ensure that a gun would not be in the hands of a person who would misuse it. “We have put in place a process to try and select only those whose reputation is good, to be eligible to qualify for a firearm. It is unfortunate that no matter the process, people find a way through it and get a gun,” he said. He then encouraged people to hand over firearms if they felt they could be a threat to others. He urged emaSwati to report people owning firearms illegally and those who were unstable while possessing legal firearms. ‘Major V’s picture angered a number of people on social media. They stated that he was being careless and would eventually hurt someone if not monitored.

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