Bushiri assembles 3 top lawyers to fight extradition in Malawi court as presidential aide Lucius show support

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to seek justice with the recent move being assembling top notch Malawi lawyers to fight his extradication to avoid being sent to face trial in South Africa.

Theu: On Bushiri’s legal team
Lusungu Gondwe: To defend Bushiri
Noel Chalamanda (r) among the lawyers
Lucius Banda: Prays for Papa
Bushiri had met former Attorney General Ralph Kasambara to advise on setting up formidable legal team

Nyasa Times has confirmation from Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo that the ECG leader has appointed prominent private practice lawyer  Lusungu Gondwe from Ritz Attorneys at Law as lead lawyers, Noel Chalamanda from Knight and Knight and Bright Theu from Nicholls and Brookes as the legal team in a long-shot strategy

The team will work with Bushiri’s South African lawyers to solidify his quest for justice in the current continued debacle of cases on his head.

Bushiri, a prophet known for his “miracles” and wildly extravagant lifestyle, was granted bail in South Africa where he lives, in a case of alleged fraud and money laundering. He is co-accused along with his wife, Mary Bushiri.

And following his exit to  his native country, Malawi, in breach of strict bail conditions, South Africa has since  issued an arrest warrant for a controversial millionaire preacher, Katlego Mogale, acting spokeswoman for the elite police unit known as the Hawks, confirmed in a statement.

The couple’s bail has  also been cancelled and they will each forfeit the 200,000 rand ($13,000) they had individually posted.

South Africa has  since initiated a process to extradite them from Malawi.

But Bushiri is determined to put a fight against his extradition as he  claims had fled South Africa as he feared for his life and that he would not get a fair trial.

Meanwhile, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera’s special aide on youth, Lucius Banda, a well-known musician-cum-politician, has taken to social media to show support to the prophet.

Banda posted on Facebook: “I pray for you and your family Papa. Unlike Simon Peter to Jesus, no amount of trouble ion your shoukder shall make me pretend not to be your friend.

“In a time like this very few people bother to hear our side of the story. I have been there seen it all. As for me, I believe in leaving it in God’s hands cause He only is the best judge of all matters. ..”

There was also support from member of parliament from People’s Party (PP) of former president Joyce Banda, Ackson Kalaile Banda who posted a message of support to the preacher  who has investments in the mining, telecommunications and luxury sectors.

Qatar-based Malawian trained lawyer Timothy Nundwe also commented on his Facebook page: “The Malawian cashgate crook (Limumba Karim) was partying in RSA after skipping bail. Some of you were quiet. Don’t scream too much [on] Bushiri.”

Karim died last week with Zimbabwean socialite Ginimbi in a fatal accident in Harare.

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Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
8 months ago

This guy knows the power if money desiguising as power if God. He has skipped bail condition as such he has two cases to answer. What is he afraid of if he is innocent?

False prophets
False prophets
8 months ago

The man of “god” is afraid of death???????………. go figure!!!!!!!

A Bakha
A Bakha
8 months ago

When Joyce Banda was on the run from CASHGATE South Africans provided her refuge, she lived a comfortable life for years, had a nice house in an exclusive neighborhood payed by South African Billionares, why didnt they extradite her to Malawi then?????????

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
8 months ago
Reply to  A Bakha

Are you comparing Bushiri to Joyce Banda? Are you serious? Bushiri has a case to answer as many of his followers lost money in a ohony investment

A Bakha
A Bakha
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

You completely missed my point

Chillies khumalo
8 months ago

M from South Africa the truth should be told

Chillz
Chillz
8 months ago

I don’t comend RSA for their continued bullish showings in handling of other sovereign states. But for those raising issues about the cashgate who SA failed to repatriate back to Malawi to answer charges, did MW actually raise or request his arrest or whatsoever?. However though if we keep the law be the law it sounds not harsh for me, mind you papa was living lavishly in SA without concern for his home country. What sympathy are you talking about? Until when did he need MW? R100m without a R1m project in Malawi? Not his church in BT. Well, my… Read more »

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
8 months ago

Of all Malawians living in South Africa, why only target Bushiri as having overstayed? As developed as they are, how long does it take to know someone is committing such crimes? Malawi is a sovereign state. The key function of a state is that of protecting it’s citizens in exchange of some of the natural individual liberties. If this Govt behaves submissively to the killer South Africa, it will mean that we are not only poor economically but that we are impoverished mentally, politically and strategically (leadership problem). That we encourage independence of state functions/institutions should not be an escape… Read more »

George
George
8 months ago

I am a South African who has lost R380 000 on an investment scheme that Bushiri was running . The money was my retirement savings that I have worked for 16 years. There are hundreds of us that have lost , some have even died because heart problems related to their loss. I am a law abiding person that believes/believed that Africans regardless of their countries can corporate to create great wealth and hence i supported Bushiri even though he is Malawian. Families and innocent kids almost all African are shuttered and nothing is said about our original please of… Read more »

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njazi
njazi
8 months ago
Reply to  George

I hear you but south African’s you like quick money too much some things are too good to be true, you would have known that, did you ever heard or seen any verse in the Bible that Jesus was getting investors from church? You can say Bushiri is not Jesus but the teaching says we have to be christ like, so my Brother that R380000.00 just forget about it sorry to say, your country should have had a system in place to protect vulnerable people like you.

Ben C
Ben C
8 months ago
Reply to  George

Eish a lot of money and how much were you expecting in return? I can understand your anger brother.

Frida
Frida
8 months ago

Mmm support ur loack team. Malàemmmmmmmmmm

Super power
Super power
8 months ago

Was Lusungu Gondwe’s licence not revoked because of midnight two. How does MLS work.

tiyowoye nyasulu
tiyowoye nyasulu
8 months ago
Reply to  Super power

not surprising that the crook Kasambala is out on this issue

Nankwakwala
Nankwakwala
8 months ago

Maloya adye zaulele za Bushili atilandenso zibwenzi zathu. Mxiii. Go rot in hell Bushili and your stupid loyas!

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
8 months ago

Lucias Band
A-ah!

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