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Prophet who proclaimed end of world in 2000, dies

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By Nelson Bwire

Posted  Friday, February 21  2014 at  11:49

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Bushara attracted media attention when he proclaimed that the World would end on June 30, 1999 and convinced his followers to sell off their property and buy places in heaven

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The prophet who prophesied that the world was ending in 2000 has died. Prophet Wilson Bushara, of World Message Last Warning Church, based in Nakaseke district died this morning (Friday).

Bushara attracted media attention when he proclaimed that the World would end on June 30, 1999 and convinced his followers to sell off their property and buy places in heaven.

He then went into hiding after the Police stormed his camp at Bukoto, Nakaseke county, Luweero district, on September 18, 1999. Bushara was known to have a connection with another cult leader, Joseph Kibwetere who murdered at least 1,000 of his followers on March 17th 1999.

He however, denied any connection with Joseph Kibwetere despite pictorial evidence showing the two of them together. Bushera with a number of followers disguised as milk vendors and hotel waitresses then fled to Busia district on hearing that the police was after them. He had nine wives at the time, one of them a 15 year old teenager.

10 years later (2011), Bushara again prophesied that the world was ending soon, and he started issuing invitation cards to his followers to an event he called the "last Supper". The cards were sold at 23,000shs each.

Bushara told his followers that signs like lightning and earthquakes, during that year signified that the world was about to come to an end and further assured them that only those with cards would go to heaven alive, while those with out, would have to rot in hell.

However, Bushara was this time careful not to commit any date as to when the world would end.

Bushara has died aged 53 years, with a number of charges to his back. He was in May charged with defilement and conducting an unlawful assembly, before being sent to Luzira prison and later released.