Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has taken organisers of a protest against fake prophets to the High Court in a bid to stop the march.

Some Zimbabweans are also planning to march against their own prophets whom they accuse of being fake. Bushiri's lawyers, B Rikhotso Attorneys, filed the papers on Friday against the protest themed "March Against Fake Prophets", scheduled for Wednesday. The Malawian-born prophet is also demanding an apology from the organisers.

Organisers Charles Farai, Solomon Ashoms and Martins Antonio will first have to battle it out in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria tomorrow for their march to the SA Human Rights Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, to go ahead.

In court papers, Bushiri asked the court to stop the march, arguing that the protest pamphlets were "libellous".

"This campaign comprises gratuitous and patently false statements intended to malign my reputation. Whatever reason the respondents might have, this campaign has gone too far," Bushiri stated.

He said the march was meant to solely defame him.