The Bushiri's Aren't Planning To Go Back To South Africa Anytime Soon

They are wanted by the South African government

By  | Nov 18, 2020, 09:30 AM  | Shepard Bushiri  | Top of The

Mystery still shrouds the recent unlawful departure of Shepard Bushiri and his wife from South Africa, it is still not clear how the flamboyant self-proclaimed Prophet Shepard Bushiri managed to evade the authorities and also leave the country undetected for Malawi.

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This weekend South Africans were left dumbfounded when news of Pastor Bushiri and his wife were reported to have fled the rule of law by flying back to Malawi. The pastor and his wife were facing criminal charges after it was alleged that the two were involved in money laundering and fraud. For weeks, Pastor Bushiri’s congregation held vigils and stood outside the court as their “Papa” was allegedly being targeted by the State.

Despite his congregation showing him full support since his apprehension, by holding vigils and prayer sessions outside court, the Shepard Bushiri shocked everyone by fleeing the country. Knowing full well that his freedom is at stake, the good Shepard conveniently disappeared after receiving bail of R200 000.00 and left his devoted congregants shocked and father-less.

The South African Department of Home Affairs is yet to establish how the flamboyant pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary skipped the country but the Department is adamant they didn't hitch a ride with Malawian President, Lazarus Chakwera. Who happened to be in the country for a brief State visit and left on the same day that Bushiri and his wife disappeared. Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has reiterated that the Departments of security and justice including their respective ministers must provide further explanations. It also wants to see video footage of the Malawian’s president’s departure from Waterkloof Airbase.

South Africans are still not pleased by how Bushiri managed to evade police and the State officials in the country, the South African government has vowed however to extradite the two fugitives so that they may answer for their crimes, in the meantime all of their assets and money will remain frozen until they face their day in court.

In the meantime, South Africa has indicated that it has notified the international police, Interpol, of the wanted status of Bushiri, which means that any country that knows the whereabouts of Bushiri is obliged as per International law to arrest him. Doing otherwise would be in contravention of international agreements on fighting crime.

South Africa has also indicated that if Bushiri, and his wife Mary, will not hand themselves over to authorities in the country by Thursday, the state will take over their property that was used as surety in the case.

It seems their problems have just multiplied.

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