Malawi gets formal extradition request for Bushiri couple from South Africa

Pretoria has formally asked Lilongwe to extradite Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary to South Africa for criminal prosecution.

South Africa has formally sent a request to Malawi government  seeking the extradition of prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary

The two fled to Malawi in what has been dubbed as the great escape as the were answering fraud, money laundering and theft charges.

However, Bushiri said him and his wife fled South Africa to seek justice in Malawi and subsequently accused the South African government if ignoring their security fears.

The South African government has issued a statement today indicating that a formal request has been sent to Malawi for the two to be extradited.

“The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, confirms that the extradition request for Mr and Mrs Bushiri, has been duly served in terms of Article 6 of the SADC Protocol on extradition as well Article 10 of the Extradition Agreement Between the Government of Malawi and Republic of South Africa entered in terms of the Republic of South Africa Extradition Act No 67 of 1962 as amended.

“As previously indicated the law provides for this extradition request to be submitted within 30 days, however this extradition  request is been brought within a period of two weeks,” reads part of the statement.

The Bushiris are battling it out on preliminary legal matters in the courts in Malawi.

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CULTURE
CULTURE
1 month ago

God is God. You can not be clever to all people all the time. If you can speak with God, why fear people created by the same God you speak to? God loves us, may be some blind followers, their eyes can open spiritually. Amen!.

Moqtadar al Sadir
1 month ago

Only fools back Bushiri. Jesus did not enrich himself. He stood for the poor osati izi za Bushiri, Rex Kalolo, Mbewe, opempera pasi pa mtengo kapena mkalasi.

Stupid
Stupid
1 month ago

Yes please send them back, we are already sick and tired of their arrogance here in Malawi, send them back ASAP and throw away the lock pleeeeeeeeaaaaase!!!!

Robert bushiri
Robert bushiri
1 month ago

The magistrate Court ruled that major 1 cannot be extradited. And financial crimes isn’t an extraditable offence because there are no universally accepted rules on the issue, what is illegal in one country may very well be legal in another. For example Carl ghosn the former managing director of Nissan motor company fled from Japan where he was accused of financial crimes, to his home country Lebanon. Up to now he has not been extradited because what he did in Japan may not be illegal in Lebanon. Bushiri is back home, let him fill the stadiums and make dough

Moqtadar al Sadir
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert bushiri

Educated fools.

Mangulenje
Mangulenje
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert bushiri

If and when Government of South Africa applies pressure.. Bushiri will be extradited. They hold too many eggs over us.

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert bushiri

Get informed informed before exposing yourself.

The reason why he hasn’t been extradited is because there is no extradition treaty between Japan and Lebanon however a red alert has been issued against him and as such he is a fugitive and the minute he leaves Lebanon he risks being arrested.

Do you know that the alleged people that helped him escape who are Americans were arrested in the US? About 6 weekd ago America agreed to extradite them to Japan.

Inayakeinayake inayake
Inayakeinayake inayake
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert bushiri

Firstly, there is no extradition treaty between Japan and Lebanon. That is why Ghosn is roaming free in Lebanon.
And secondly the crime he committed was in Japan and NOT in Lebanon. So it’s not a matter of whats permissible in Lebanon and is not permissible in Japan.
Thirdly, in any country the rule of law should also be respected. Whether he is guilty or innocent is up to the courts to decide and not us.
All am saying is that you should compare apples with apples.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Send them back asap please.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mangochi Kabwafu
Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 month ago

Azipita uyu. Mupange changu. We benefit a lot from South Africa and one person should not spoil the relationship. After all dzaka zonsezi samakhala kuno amadyera konko.

James
James
1 month ago

Arrogant Bushiri is busy organising a new year’s eve miracle service. Come and get him.

Khekhi
Khekhi
1 month ago

Kamberembere uyu…. Innocent people don’t run

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