Malawi govt seek arrest warrant for Bushiri at Lilongwe Magistrate Court

Malawi government has gone back to the Lilongwe Magistrate Court, seeking a warrant of arrest for of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leaders Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary as part of beginning their extradition processes—yet the same court already ruled that they should not be arrested by just summoned.

Bashiri: Why is Malawi government still pushing courts for warrant of arrests.

This Wednesday, the 6th of January 2021, the Magistrate Court is having an inter-parties hearing with regards to the State decision to apply for the Bushiris to be arrested not to attend court through summons.

Minister of Information Gospel Kazako  said the government is only following the law on the extradition process.

“We have to follow the law. You know, one of the [President Lazarus] Chakwera Hi-5 agenda is upholding the rule of law. So, whatever we are doing, we are only following the rule of law,” he said.

Prophet Bushiri and wife, Mary, arrived in Malawi on 11th November 2020 after they left South Africa for two reasons: One, to preserve their lives after several death threats and, two, because they were certain that they will never get a fair trial for the cases they were facing.

On 14th November 2020, Bushiri spoke to the entire world, revealing that he is in Malawi and he is seeking justice before Malawi’s Constitution, something he could not find in South Africa.

On 18th November 2020, Prophet Bushiri and wife, Mary, submitted themselves before Malawi Police after a word reached them that there was an Interpol warrant of arrest for them. The couple spent a night in a cooler and on the 19th November 2020, they appeared before the Magistrate Court.

In his ruling, Principal Magistrate Viva Nyimba ordered the unconditional release of Prophet Bushiri and his wife, for the arrest was illegal as it did not follow the right extradition procedures.

Further, Magistrate Nyimba ruled and underlined that if the courts will need the Bushiris on extradition, they should not be subjected to arrest but summoned through the courts.

The Malawi government, however, appealed against Nyimba’s ruling. They were, singularly, against the fact that  Bushiris should not be arrested but summoned by the courts. They still wanted the way arrest.

In a surprising twist, the Malawi government—through its Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Steve Kayuni—moved to withdraw the appeal case though Prophet Bushiri, through his lawyers, wanted its logical conclusion.

But some pastors in the country pastors under the banner Pastors Link, Pastors Peacemakers Fraternal and Church Foundation for Integrity and Democracy  wondered that instead of just summoning the couple to begin the extradition processes, why is Malawi government still pushing courts for warrant of arrests.

Reverend Malani Mtonga said there must have been something serious that forced the Bushiri’s to flee  South Africa last week just days after being granted bail by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in their alleged fraud and money laundering charges of about K4.6 billion.

Mtonga said  Malawi government must ensure that Bushiri is well protected and follow his concerns with keen interest to ensure justice prevails.

The Bushiris’ lawyer Wapona Kita declined to comment, saying he will address matters in court.

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Cesspool Bushiri
Cesspool Bushiri
1 month ago

Stupid spineless pastors.
You are as guilty as ur little man

Game changer
1 month ago

Dont call others stupid…no one among us experienced what Bushiri went through. Dont be stupid yourself

ADA
ADA
1 month ago

Zitsilu muzilmbana ndi zimenezi mmalo moti moune kuti selection ya PLSCE yayenda bwanji. Kumatinamiza kuti mukulamulira

Nyoni
Nyoni
1 month ago

Ine sindikumvetsa, Mukuti a Prophet akuwopa chani? Mpaka kuthawa? Prophet? Koma ziliko 😂😂😂munthuyu ndi crook

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

How does he get justice in Malawi where he has no case to answer ???? If he is tried in absentia and found guilty will he go to RSA attorn for the crimes he is charged for ??? This is bringing a crisis where there was none. He used to say Malawians are jealousy and now he needs the same people to shield him from his crimes….”akulu anati…zili uku anabwela ndi mwendo wathabwa” tiyeni nazoni…

Black berry
Black berry
1 month ago

He who accuses must prove. Bushiri has no onus to prove anything let alone his innocence. The law presumes him to be innocent. The burden of proof lies with he who accuses

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
1 month ago
Reply to  Black berry

Mhhh prove in absentia in public or before a court of law?

John chidongo
1 month ago

Pamene pali choopsa thawa. Ine sindiku ntchalichi chake. Ndipo South Africa ndimaziwako bwino anthu si anthu ndi nyama kaya naye anazolowerana nao bwanji kaya. Koma akabwera kuno adzamuphadi. Mudzakhala nazo nthumazi akadzamupha anthu adzakulirani. Kupusa kotani kwa boma la Malawi anthu wonsewa amathawa kunowa amabweretsa zimangozizira zokha pano kuno zinazizira ngakhale kiri mulandu sioola. Koma ku ku Malawiko ndikumene mukuikoka. Achina Gupta Grace mugabe anatokota nso chonchi eee pano anatopa kumano kumeneko. Musiyeni apange chitukuko kimeneko ndipo abweretsa ntchito pomanga stadium yayikulu mu Africa muno ngati sakutinamizanso. Ubale ukhalapobe ndi boma la Malawi. Ndiponso amalawi akubwerako chifukwa ambiri ntchito zinatha… Read more »

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
1 month ago
Reply to  John chidongo

I tried using Google translate as there seems to be lot of misinformation in Malawi about Guptas and Grace Mugabe. Please guys check facts. Grace has a red alert on her name as well just like the Malawi fugitives. On the Guptas matter if you follow our news you would know that there is an ongoing commission of enquiry looking into the Gupta matter and the small difference is that they aren’t facing any criminal charges as yet. Mhhh you are right Zimbabwe isn’t a province of SA but the estimated 4 to 5 million Zimbabweans in SA constitute a… Read more »

Jah
Jah
1 month ago
Reply to  John chidongo

chitukuko lero ??? Mbuzi iwe eti!!!! Analikuti all this kuno even one structure for his church sanamange

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Please send these crooks/scammers back to South Africa asap. We’re fed up and tired of these evil souls. Get them behind bars.

Lucy Mwale
Lucy Mwale
1 month ago

Say you and your grandmother are tired.
So what has that got to do with Major 1?
Just go and fly! Afiti inu

Game changer
1 month ago

This is their country why should they send them. South African failed to contain them

Emmanuel means God is With Us.

Why are some fools glorifying Bushiri? He must explain how he got his money. Anyway, even Lucifer has followers. Why did he run away from the law? Jumping bail is a serious crime.

Lucy Mwale
Lucy Mwale
1 month ago

You are so dull. Pray for wisdom

Game changer
1 month ago

You are a fool more than us, why should you hate your fellow citizen for a foreigner

Idioterne (the idiots)

He needs a hair transplant.

Chisale
Chisale
1 month ago

We told you, it is a process and one day the law will catch up with this fugitive. Sorry that files will not go missing this time. 2021 a greaaaat year!

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