Attorney General gives nod to Bushiris extradition process

Attorney General Dr Chikosa Silungwe has told the ministry of Homeland Security to go ahead with the extradition process of prophet  Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary.

Bushiris have forfeited their property which was tied to their bail to the state.
Attorney General Silungwe: Ministry of Homeland Security can start processing the extradition 

Chikosa has confirmed that he has written the Minister of Homeland Security to issue the authority to proceed with the extradition process under the extradition Act.

This means the government of Malawi will start the extradition process once the minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda issues the authority to proceed.

Lawyer for prophet Bushiri, Wapona Kita refused to comment on the matter.

“These are issues at ministry level. They have not reached us. I will comment when we reach the bridge,” said Kita.

Bushiri, who is leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church , and his wife Mary escaped from South Africa mid-November where they are facing fraud and money-laundering charges. They jumped bail and made their way to Malawi.

The South African government has since applied to Malawi for extradition of the two. The matters are being contested in court.

Back home, Malawi Police arrested Bushiri and his wife in Lilongwe, but when they were taken to court, principal resident magistrate Viva Nyimba released them unconditionally, arguing their arrest was unlawful.

Bushiri has said he fled to Malawi because he feared for their lives and that they would not get a fair trial presided by white court officials and investigated by corrupt white police officers.

He demanded that the prosecuting team and the investigating officers be removed and for South African authorities to assure his safety and not revoke his bail.

However, Bushiri’s bail has been revoked and warrants of arrest issued. He has also lost his opulent house in Centurion, Pretoria.

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Mozie Jimmy a.k.a expert wa apumbwa
Mozie Jimmy a.k.a expert wa apumbwa
7 months ago

So what?

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago

Ife a Malawi okhala kuno ku Joni tizikamuona m’baleyi ku prison mwa ulele basi azikatiuze kuti I have been to 2021 its gonna be a greaaaaat year kachikena

Kennedy
Kennedy
7 months ago

Ignorance is a huge crime itself, the word nod finishes everything. To those who are willing to sacrifice their fellow citizen to please Sa watch the space. What does the law say in Malawi? If you know then be the judge on this case.

VYOTO
VYOTO
7 months ago
Reply to  Kennedy

The spirit of the constitution was not to protect every Jim and jack in the name of being a holder of a diplomatic passport. I mean the spirit of the constitution was not to protect the alleged rapists, fraudsters, and those who cannot respect the law by jumping bail at will as if the South African Government is another ECG.

Chosadziwa
7 months ago

Reply to Leader of Opposition;

I am sure you don’t know what you are talking because your corrupt government of DPP issued Bushiri and his wife diplomatic passports though they are not diplomats and just being holders the constitution protects them whether you like it or not.

Jeff K
Jeff K
7 months ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

Diplomatic Pasports Are Issued Even To Religious Leaders

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
7 months ago

This is a Christmas gift Thank you.

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
7 months ago

But I would like to tell the general public is that only the couples names will come back to Malawi. Note that South Africans are very cruel people and they dont even care with SADC rules and laws. This guy should have been tried in a different country. We have been insulted and killed like a chicken in South Africa and they do not even count what Malawi is all about. They jumped the bail but with reasons which are not tackled by South African Judiciary and they are only concentrating about the jumping of bail issue. It appears that… Read more »

Pastor Mbewe
Pastor Mbewe
7 months ago
Reply to  Hmariwa

Just shut up!

Leno
Leno
7 months ago
Reply to  Hmariwa

Kuphunira ? Apa mwandibayira pa nthiti!

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago
Reply to  Hmariwa

Mphale ikasinjidwa ku Town amakagayitsa kumudzi? Milandu anaiyamba ku jubeki, akalangidwanso konko kaya kufa akafere konko asatipase minyama

CHEKACHEKA
CHEKACHEKA
7 months ago

WE ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING BUSHIRI TO PERFORM HIS PROPHETIC MIRACLES UPON MIRACLES ON HIS SITUATION. WHY IS HE FAILING, WHY DID HE CHOOSE TO RUN AWAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ORDINARY THIEF TO THE POINT OF SACRIFICING HIS MAGNIFICENT HOUSE. HE HAS DEFRAUDED SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF MIRACLES. THIS IS BUSHIRIS PAYBACK PERIOD! SOME OF US KNEW THAT HE (BUSHIRI) JUST LIKE DPP AT SOME POINT WHILE IN GOVT WAS LIVING IN BORROWED TIMES.

Sean
Sean
7 months ago
Reply to  Hmariwa

No to elective justice let him face a trial like any other citizen.Stop this habit of defending these self proclaimed prophets they have cornered pple enough.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

The cheat must go back and face the law. By running away, he must have done something wrong. Please do not back thieves. These prophets are bringing confusion. Some of them tell people to stop taking HIV/AIDS drugs, hypertension drugs, diabetes drugs etc and that they should just be praying. In the end these people end up dying. Bushiri claims he can perform miracles on the sick. Utesyi pera.

John chidongo
7 months ago

Zosangalatsa nane ndakondwa. Zasonyezeratu kuti mtundu wanga siukonda cult. Kanuperekeni ameneyu. Chuma chake chonse amakodwa kuti chikhale ku South Africa ngati kwao. Kaya amapanga sponsors MCP attorney general nga tikiti ya UTM.

Chosadziwa
7 months ago

The attorney general has given a nod that means the legal process has to start in Malawian court of law and the court follows the laws of Malawi not the laws of any country and the constitution of the land bars the court to extradite a Malawian citizen if is a holder of the diplomatic passport unless the culprit commits murder or treason case that is when he or she can be extradited, so in the case of Bushiri abd his wife will not be extradited.

Those who seems happy with the nod you must know this.

TRUTHFULNESS
TRUTHFULNESS
7 months ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

I doubt if Bushiri even deserves a diplomatic passport going by his actions.

Rakhishana
Rakhishana
7 months ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

Bushiri and wife have diplomatic passports

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

You dont know anything about law. Holder of a diplomatic passport and a diplomat are two different things. Nyani uyu ndi cougar Wakeyo akupita ku jebeki basi anthu akuba

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
7 months ago

Our people have suffered a lot under the ungrateful South African people who think that they are more African than the rest of us. Last time they insulted Malawi’s roads, and called us savages. Now they want our help in extraditing Bushiri. If Bushiri was a Nigerian or Rwandan, they would not have done all this. South Africa has been hiding Rwandan fugitives for years and Rwanda failed to extradite them. How can they push Malawi around like we are their province. They blocked Chakwera’s plane and searched it like he is a common criminal for hours, humiliating him in… Read more »

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
7 months ago

Let’s stick to facts rather than ill informed fiction. You clearly are a victim of snippets. The reason why some Rwandis have run to SA was because they proved that they are being persecuted and the same international laws force SA to protect those who claim persecution. Even with that it is alleged that Rwanda has been sending hitmen in SA to take some of the people they want out and there is a perfect example of this if you followed news. Do you even know why the President’s plane was delayed? The people that wanted to board at Waterkloof… Read more »

Leno
Leno
7 months ago

Cry babe! Let him defend himself in RSA where he is alleged to have committed the offences if he is innocent. Forget all the razzmatazz about how South Africans treat Malawians in their backyard!

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