CSOs decry ‘persecution’ of Bushiri in South African: Ask Malawi govt to help repatriate prophet home 

Some Civil Society Organisations  (CSOs)and faith groups  under the banner, Justice for Bushiri, have decried continued arrest of   Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife, Mary,  to by South African authorities which amounts to persecution  and asked Malawi government to help repatriate their nationals.

The group, led by Malawi Watch executive director Billy Banda, says Bushiri must be given a fair trial.
Malawians speak on Bushiri
Some Civil Society Organisations and faith groups are currently holding a press briefing in Lilongwe to decry continued arrests of Prophet Shephard Bushiri by South African authorities.

The grouping  , led by Malawi Watch executive director Billy Banda, said at  at a news conference  held in Lilongwe on Wednesday that Bushiri must be given a fair trial.

They observed that despite multiple arrests, no evidence has been brought to court to date adding that justice is being denied through the delays.

“We are certain and convinced that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, are in a precarious situation in South Africa and, as their fellow citizens, we have a duty to lay a hand. Our wish is to have the Prophet back home because we still love him here,” said Billy Banda.

Banda noted that despite being arrested on February 1 2019, Bushiri has appeared before the court four times without trial, every time the State asking for postponement because they were not read.

“Two years, no trial. Why? Even worse, they took away his travelling documents and by next year he will have been on remand for three year.  Is this justice?”

“When they were making this arrest, the State said they had ‘overwhelming evidence’. By May 31 2021, this case will have clock 3 years without trial. Is this prosecution or persecution? “he wondered.

Banda further noted that the Bushiris were arrested again on October 20 and they have appeared three times before the court seeking bail, but they have been denied.

“Why is he being treated in this targeted way? Bail is a right, but why does it seem so problematic to hear his application?” he said.

One of the members of the grouping, Anthony Mukumbwa raised the issue of Bushiri permanent residence in South Africa which has also raised eyebrows.

He said if the Bushiris are in South Africa fraudently, it is better for the government to deport them back to Malawi than keeping them in jail.

The grouping has since asked Malawi Government to engage the South Africa Government to have the Bushiris brought back home.

“They must be free from this prolonged remand. They should be answering their charges while in Malawi,” they have said.

The Bushiris will return to the dock on Friday for the continuation of their bail application.

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Nyakwawa che nyaxxy
Nyakwawa che nyaxxy
1 year ago

Paid goons. This trend of using human rights organisations to fight for individual interests must stop

Jah
Jah
1 year ago

Let him answer the allegations first. When chisale was in cell with no charge what did you say???

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 year ago

Kuteloko Alice mpakalelo sanasukusulebe.
Zakuti kulimbava mudzina lazauzimu siudziwa.
Ndipo zitsilu zochuluka zikadalemekeza TV Joshua,maka akazi.
Mwachidula maprophet onsewa padziko lonse ndi azaKUMIDIMA.

Mjomba
1 year ago

Zikuoneka ngati anthu oyipa achulu kuposa abwino Zikumaonekanso ngati anthu odziwa malemba achuluka kuposa owachita. Kuno zikumaonekanso ngati azitumiki anu ambiri nkhani ya chuma yawayanja. Zikumadzaonekanso ngati uthenga oti mudzabweranso pakadali pano adaupumitsa Ine ndiye ndimati mutumeko Angelo anu andipeze mu getsemani Zikuoneka ngati kwabwera malonda m’nyumba mwanu Zikuoneka ngati kwabisala achifwamba m’nyumba mwanu Eeeeee Tumani Angelo anu, Angelo anu, Tumani Angelo anu andipeze ku Getsemani Zikuoneka ngati kwalowa akuba eeee m’nyumba mwanu, Zikuoneka ngati kwabisala achifwamba m’nyumba mwanu Koma zili m’nyumba mwanu, Yehova m’nyumba mwanu, oooh mnyumba mwanu alowetsamo kuba, chigololo komanso Malonda m’nyumba mwanu kodi mesa m’mati sim’sintha,… Read more »

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
1 year ago

Paja he walks on air??? Awona mmene angachitire ine ndiribe nazo attend

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyekhwe

Through cell walls shouldn’t a problem too I suppose, kikikikiiiiiiii. No tricks in cell though.

Chisale
Chisale
1 year ago

Malawians, we are myopic towards important issues. Only last week, you were on here condeming Uladi Mussa for doing exactly what your prophet did, getting resident permit illegally. It is time we start to respect laws of the countries.

Governor
Governor
1 year ago

Sometimes I doubt the motives of these so called organisation. I mean how do they sleep at night defending con artists who are robbing venerable people. People have lost their money because of Bushiri.
Why can’t you organise something like that for that poor child who was raped? Because you won’t get any money. Idiots!!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago
Reply to  Governor

They’re a BUNCH OF IDIOTS.

Phwisa
Phwisa
1 year ago

Why did he leave Malawi . Was he thinkng he would find the Uladi Musas in South Africa. It’s only in Malawi where such people are given a red carpet over the indigenous Malawians

Tonse
Tonse
1 year ago

Bushiri is nothing but a fraudster. Blame should also go to the South Africans who easily believed such a crook could be a prophet and saviour. You can do better South Africans.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Help who? kupusa basi. Let our government stay away from this MBAVA. Some of us have been saying of how crooked this fella is but have always been criticized by the many STUPID and BRAINWASHED.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mangochi Kabwafu
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