Court nods to Bushiris extradition procedures to start

The High Court has ruled that the legal extradition review of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary to South Africa be discontinued which means that the fierce legal battle for extradition procedures may now begin in earnest in the courts.

The Bushiris:  Fighting extradition

High Court Judge Fiona Mwale has made the ruling today in Lilongwe.

This follows a request by Director of Public Prosecution Steven Kayuni to withdraw a review application challenging Lilongwe principal resident magistrate Viva Nyimba’s decision to free the Bushiris unconditionally on the basis that there was no any warrant of arrest against them.

unconditional release of Bushiri and his wife, Mary by the magistrate court in Lilongwe.

In his argument, Kayuni said the court should withdraw the review applications as there is a formal extradition request from South Africa where the two were on bail for fraud, theft and corruption charges.

Lawyer representing the Bushiris, Wapona Kita told the court that they have no objection to the state’s request.

This made Judge Mwale to rule that the case be discontinued as both parties have agreed.

Kita has since said that his clients are satisfied  with the withdrawal as the magistrate’s court decision still stands.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has asked government to follow existing laws when processing the extradition of the he Bushiris, who  fled South Africa amid charges of fraud and money laundering, observing that they have concerns of security that needs to be addressed.

Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda said last week that he signed the extradition document following the laws governing extradition processes.

 

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Chilungamo
Chilungamo
7 months ago

Can you expedite the process please? Lock them up asap, the longer you wait the more poor people they are going to scam. No govt should ever tolerate these two to milk money from their citizens. 2021 sitikufuna kumvanso za Bushiri again please, they belong to jail. They are a danger to society. You can see what they do to their zombie followers minds, even right here on their comments.

Dzinyete
Dzinyete
7 months ago

I dont see many backing Bushiri. Except ma diva osowa zochita omwe ali frustrated ndi current situation ku malawi oti zosapota ndale za alaka pano akufuna adumphire za bushiri. munya just join work force stop trolling people to earn a living. Ku supota anthu mu social media muchedwa. Bushiri ndi mbava iyi izinka

Dzinyete
Dzinyete
7 months ago

Azipitaa inde. Kumene ankabako anali ndi ife kuti timuthandize. Ankadya ndi ifeee. Kuba uyuyu kubera dzina la Yesu. Akamalizitse kudya vorosi ndi baked beans ku jozi. Akakumaneso ndi anthu omwe amawabera aja. Dziko limatembenuka waziona. Olo mutanena kuti ndine hater i will wear that title proudly uyuyu wabera anthu including abale anga

Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
7 months ago

Those who say send them back send them back, Kodi akudya kunyumba kwanu.

Happy
Happy
7 months ago

Bushiri is smart just that people don’t understand this…. this guy is not going anywhere mark my words, he knows what he is doing

VYOTO
VYOTO
7 months ago
Reply to  Happy

My friend, if at all Bushiri was smart he should have foreseen this coming a long time ago, he should have avoided fraudulent and theft activities. How can you call him smart when he has already lost a valuable house in RSA? he has so far lost lots of business, ask Bushiri, how much money he is making per day ever since he left RSA? He cannot travel to any country? He has lost his reputation? Bushiri is almost as finished as former President Peter Mutharika. Zafika poti nthawi ya njala ikafika mu January or February 2021, a Bushiriwa sangagawenso… Read more »

guest
guest
7 months ago
Reply to  VYOTO

bodza…

Go Back
Go Back
7 months ago
Reply to  Happy

Kuba, umbava ndi smart????

Go Back
Go Back
7 months ago

Yes please send them back before the boarders close, we don’t want them here

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

pls za bushili athane okha ndi ma south africans. anathawa basi azengedwe mlandu komweko.
ife tisataye nao nthawi

Makina
Makina
7 months ago

Bushiriz r going no where.no one went in ur pockets.u went urself.bushiri will go back only if those indianz are back finish.hes home and dry.

Tsunamintšeye
Tsunamintšeye
7 months ago
Reply to  Makina

It seems as u just make noise without facts, I agree with u no 1 went into anyone’s pocket but tell me, what is the meaning of misrepresentation?

Dzinyete
Dzinyete
7 months ago
Reply to  Makina

Apita ulira mokuwa ndi mbava ya polofeti yakoyi

AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
7 months ago

Mbava tatopa nazo. Brilliant Dr. Steve Kayuni, Justice Fiona and Bulldozer. The unstoppable Force!

Desire Mushaka
Desire Mushaka
7 months ago

This is a straight forward matter. Under the laws of Malawi, Mum and Dad (as we fondly call them) can not be extradited. The enemies of the the prophet are now in pheeeeniii! Who you are in status matters. That’s where people differ. Mum and Dad hold diplomatic passports. They can only be extradited if the alleged offense is murder or treason. Our spiritual parents did not commit any of these. SADC Protocols are not above the law (sorry ngombwax and mangochi kabwafu). If it were you ngombwax , kabwafu or indeed other people who think like you, the government… Read more »

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

A full grown man /woman calling Bushiri their father. Some stupidity lurking in your brain my friend. Daftness.

juanky
juanky
7 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

its you who is stupid ,you will know the truth when the truth is revealed,Major1 is a Prophet of God,thats why he is being attacked left and right

Dzinyete
Dzinyete
7 months ago
Reply to  juanky

No. profeti of Doom

Desire Mushaka
Desire Mushaka
7 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Bauleni, yes ! We proudly call the prophet dad O.R. papa. And the prophetess mum.
DO you have the same problem when Catholics call a priest “bambo”? Or a bishop “Ambuye?”
I am sure you have never complained anywhere. What is your problem with us calling our spiritual father papa or daddy?

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

I thought there was a difference between having a diplomatic passport without diplomatic status and holding one with diplomatic status.

I might be wrong as I thought there was a difference between the two which the fugitives confirmed in SA that they hold diplomatic passports without diplomatic statuses.

Dzinyete
Dzinyete
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

Nde akuthawa chani. Mmmh mbava izi zivwerere. Zipumi biii kuthawa hahahhaha ngati yonatu hahahahhahahaha

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

auzeni braz amvetse

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

Mum & Dad my arse!

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
7 months ago
Reply to  Desire Mushaka

He had a diplomatic passport but he was not a diplomat. What you are referring to is diplomats and it is because as a diplomat, you are on duty on behalf of your government. He did not commit his crimes while on government business. Educate yourself before making noise. No wonder you call this thief Mum and Dad. I feel sorry for your real mum and dad.

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