No changes in Bushiri’s legal team: Barry Roux all-time family lawyer to lead defense

As it has always been the case with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s legal team, South Africa’s top advocate Barry Roux will, again, lead Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader’s defense team, together with his wife, appear in court on Wednesday for the bail hearing.

Prominent defence advocate Barry Roux will lead controversial prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary’s legal team when the couple appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court again on Wednesday.

Advocate Roux, best known for his role in the convicted murderer and former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s defence team,  has always been Bushiri’s family lawyer.

Last year in May, advocate Roux led Bushiri’s legal team in a case where the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria interdicted Martins Antonio, Solomon Ashoms and Charles from publishing defamatory posts against the ECG leader.

Bushiri’s attorney Terrence Baloyi confirmed Barry Roux has been part of the team from the onset.

“He’s been part of the team since day one,” he said.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Black First Land First (BLF) party has said the arrest of Prophet Bushiri and his wife Mary on charges including fraud and money laundering is a ploy to shut down his highly popular ministry.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama said this on Monday when he appeared outside court to stand in solidarity with Prophet Bushiri and his wife.

He said the arrests were part of a white capitalist ploy “to shut down certain black churches with massive followings that are problematic to the ruling class”.

Said he: “At the same time the sins of the clergy including sexual offences, fraud, corruption and money laundering in white churches go unpunished.

“BLF has opened multiple cases with the SAPS which are high profile against white offenders involving similar allegations to that of Bushiri – of fraud, corruption and money laundering.”

Hundreds of Bushiri followers protested outside the court in a show of unwavering support for the ‘Major 1 Papa’ and his wife. Congregants from the church were seen singing and dancing outside the commercial crime court.

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Ineyo
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Ineyo

”Beware of False prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cant produce bad fruit and a bad tree cant produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped and thrown into the fire. Yes just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people… Read more »

Concerned citizen
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs should address the house on why South Africa is treating Malawi the way it is doing. We are being targeted.

This is serious.

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Lawyers tend to specialize as they progress. Mafia know the lawyers to turn to. Why would a prophet seek a lawyer who defended a murderer. Something is amiss here. Who else has he defended? We may establish a trend here

Oscar Pretorius Mbewe
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Oscar Pretorius Mbewe

When the case is too tough for annointing oil and holy water, shame. You hire a lawyer and say he is your family lawyer. Mmesa ankati lawyer wayo ndi Yesu?

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

Nkhani yakula apa ndiya Xenophobia bazi.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Prophet with a lawyer not Jesus? I thought it should be Lawyer eith Prophet?

Chibet
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Chibet

You’re all idiots. In case you don’t know, palibe munthu wakuda ochekera mumayiko ena muno mu africa amene akumapanga business muno mu south africa akumachita survive. Anthu akuno ku south africa safuna mu African wina kuti azipanga business muno ndikukhala millionaire. Komanso safuna ma company ochekera mayiko ena amuno mu africa to invest in south africa koma iwowo azichita invest mayiko anzawo. This is not about fraud it’s about stopping him and that’s how the do their tricks. Ana Dingote akumathawa muziko muno incase you didn’t know that. A Malawi munakhala bwanji anthu inu ndi mutima wanu wa nsanje.

Chibet
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Chibet

Musiyeni Bushiri azipanga zake sanje basi ana a njoka inu

Junga
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Junga

Bodza. simbi phiri ali kuti?

Chimphepe
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Chimphepe

Simbi Phiri wakhala ku Jon zaka zochuluka mwina kuposa bushiri…alibe mbola ina iliyonse bwanji

Nnnnnnnnn
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Nnnnnnnnn

I say they must arrest them we are tired of all these fake pastors from other countries

Brazi
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Brazi

Talk of using high profile lawyers, why is he not using the water and oil he sells to make the case go away? He cannot take his own medicine? False prophets!

Political commentator
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In modern courts, you don’t defend yourself even if you are a lawyer. Ralph Kasambala, a prominent lawyer was represented by another lawyer in court. Go to school and learn more about courtrooms…..Illiterate boy.

Bushiri will be out soon, wherther you like it or not.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

You can. Even Ralph at some point during the trial tried to represent himself. There are several cases where people have represented themselves. The problem with that is most of the time people representing themselves become emotional jeopardizing their chances of winning the case in the process. Therefore it is advisable to hire a lawyer, which is a right for everyone and not a requirement. When being arrested, the police will remind you of these rights like the right to remain silent, right to seek a lawyer etc. They realise you can unintentionally say something you did not mean which… Read more »

Kacahala
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, save yourself Man of god. You are paying for your sins.
Your wife in Panty trousers. Shame against the scriptures. Zani waka ku Mzuzu akulu ku Mchenga wutuwa mzakalehde chibomu.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

I can’t add anything because this pint is 100% head on

Brazi
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Brazi

His time to steal from people has come to an end.