Bushiri says not surprised with fresh arrest warrant over rape claims: ‘South Africa media trial’

Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is neither shocked nor surprised with media reported warrants of arrest because they are just part of the larger crusade to try and persecute his name in the media by a team of same white police officers notably from the Hawks.

Bushiri: Its manufactured consent and media trial in South Africa

South Africa media is reporting that three warrant of arrest have been issued against Prophet.

In a statement, Bushiri wondered why the arrest were issued in the media when it is trite law that when a warrant of arrest is issued, law enforcement agencies proceed to effect arrest; not leaking information to the media as my case has always been with these white police officers.

“These are white police officers that I opened extortion and corruption cases against in 2018 after they tried, unsuccessfully, to extort about R10 million from me. At the time, they were not diffident and on record saying that “failure to pay the R10million would result in making my life a living hell,” he said.

He added despite having confirmed that such cases were opened, South African Authorities haven’t taken any relevant steps to bring to book these white police officers.

“Instead, these officers are let loose, riding on the back state resources, and embarked on a crusade to cover up their crimes by launching and issuing numerous warrants of arrests against me.

“For the record I reiterate and confirm that the very same white police officers are same police officers who arrested me in Feb 2019. As though is not enough, they are again same white police officers who arrested me in October 2020, and, again, without any official confirmation I bet it’s the same police officers behind these warrants of arrest.

“I have been advised—which advice I accept—that rape cases are not handled by hawks but South African Police (SAPS) designated unit known as Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS).

“I have since launched complaints on how Hawks or same white police officers were recruiting girls to fabricate charges of rape and to date no reprieve for me. Some of these were confirmed through various videos of those who came back to confess such wrongful conduct,” he said.

He added that during his public address on Saturday, 21 Nov 2020, he pertinently and persistently stated that as long as these officers are not recused, there is no way he can receive fair trial in South Africa, simply because those white officers are surely and evidently so driven by vengeance, not justice.

“That is why these fresh warrants of arrest are neither a shock nor a surprise to me but mere confirmation of every detail I shared with regard to spates of injustice i left in South Africa.

“But above all, as a revered man of God, a husband and father who understands that rape “is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I stand and believe in.

“As Keen as I am to clear my name in SA, I unequivocally refuse to feed the media spectacle created by white police officers bent to cover up their crimes. My conscious is very clear and so it shall remain.”

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Arthur Olsen
Arthur Olsen
8 months ago

I have read a number of very silly comments on this article that bordered on the farcical. The facts are the following : Mr Bushiri ran a massive church in SA with many South african followers who then and some still now admired him greatly. The money laundering charges in the initial case arise in 2019 and you can find a timeline of all arrests and court appearences can found at the SABC news portal that has a timeline of all events. SEE http://www.sabcnews.com South Africa has thousands of foreigners that live extremely well in our country without feeling as… Read more »

rex
rex
8 months ago
Reply to  Arthur Olsen

The main reason Bushiri fled is because he commited Immigration fraud. The case is clear cut. He was facing permanent ban from entering SA. He fled on wednesday because on Friday Pretoria High Court was going to rule in the favour of Home Affairs to act on its findings which is to arrest him and have him deported.

Muphoka
Muphoka
8 months ago
Reply to  Arthur Olsen

Let the Court try him! Not you!

Pewani
Pewani
8 months ago

Don’t be surprised with the addition charges including rape, timakuonanitu every Sunday after service mmene mumavinila ndi a azimayi pa protea fire and ice hotel menlyn here in Pretoria, we new that soon or later they will come out. Its a shame the way you drag God’s name into the mad. Surely ur a total disgrace.

tuntufye
tuntufye
8 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

ndipotu the God we are playing with has his own way of revealing truths. What happened to the children of Eli, what happened to David(Uriah saga). Palie chobisika Mulungu will come out and set the record straight. Ali ena akanangokhuzumuka apa osati flying around kuti atchuke. ku South Africa kuli Amalawi ambiri achina danwood chirwa oti akhalitsako why not them only him.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
8 months ago

I believe those white officers are police officers not judges right? A black judge gave you bail, so why did you skip it? Are you saying the judge and these white police officers you are referring to work together? Don’t blame white police officers just refer them as police officers. If they were black what were you going to tell us?

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
8 months ago

Bushiri don’t be a racist. Its not white police officers who are looking for you. You had committed a crime in RSA and even you need to give us details on how you had acquired diplomatic passports when you are not a diplomat. It is your doing that has brought you to where you are so please don’t shift the blame to white police officers its just police and this is not a persecution rather itsvthe reality of what happens when you misuse your position. You have two questions to answer and we are waiting patiently. Am black and I… Read more »

Gilbert Chimphamba
8 months ago

Now i got the real true story here,this goes down to History, its not that you are from malawi but
That country has long history of opression ,apartheid etc,the people who were doing that are still alive and not happy with the progress you are making world wide, just move on the world is Big
And you have arleady make a mark, thats just one small country on this planet.God is Great.

Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

If you are old enough, you can recall stories of Malawians going to South Africa with various scams. Selling traditional medicines, car jacking, stealing from shops and so on. We have seen and heard people being killed and bounties being put on their heads. Some crooks have never gone back to South Africa because of fear of being killed.
I am sorry to say, this case of Bushiri looks simmilar to what Malawian crooks have done in South Africa. These things have never and will never be sustainable. There is always a sad ending.

Bakali
Bakali
8 months ago

A scammer being scammed. Ife kumastand

Rise and Fall of a Thieving Preacher

Did someone tell you to go to South Africa? Did your conscience not tell you that stealing from the poor and the sick using the Bible was a both a crime and blasphemy? To hell with you.

Rex
Rex
8 months ago

SA just last week extradited a 40yr old man who had fled to Brazil 9 years ago. He had murdered his girlfriend and skipped bail. Another case is of Shrien Dewani was suspected of murdering his wife in 2010. He went back to the UK but was extradited in 2014 and faced trial. Bushiri is definately going to be extradited. He ran a US$6.5m pyramid scheme, some families have been torn apart because of this. Should the govt of Malawi “protect” him from facing the full might of the law, I definately see visa restrictions on Malawi passport holders entering… Read more »

The other Bushiri
The other Bushiri
8 months ago

The Prophet and his spiritual sons know very well what used to happen behind those walls in Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria. One on one sessions with young light skinned girls were surprising

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