Prophet Bushiri and wife return to custody as court set ruling on bail to Wednesday

South Africa-based self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd ‘Major 1’ Bushiri and his wife, Mary, on Monday returned to the Kgosi Mampuru Prison where they are on remand as  Pretoria Magistrate’s court  said it will rule on their bail application on Wednesday.

The bail decision for self-proclaimed Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others has been postponed until Wednesday.

The prophet and his spouse face charges of fraud, theft, and money laundering in connection with an alleged K4.6 billion (R102 million) over a company known as Rising Estate.

The couple has been in custody for almost two weeks and are charged alongside  Willah and Zethu Mudolo and Landiwe Ntlokoane.

The State  are opposition to the bail application, arguing that the Bushiri’s were at flight risk

However,  Bushiri through his lawyer Anneline Van Den Heever argued otherwise.

“I deny that any offence was ever committed by me. I have no reasons to run away. I have no reason to evade my trial as I need to vindicate myself,” Bushiri is quoted as saying in his affidavit.

Bushiri has also already handed over his  Malawian diplomatic passport to the investigating officer.

The supporters  of Bushiri, leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church were outside the court to show their support.

Bushiri and his wife were also arrested in February 2019 and face separate charges of fraud, money laundering and contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act for offences they allegedly committed from 2015.

The initial case relates to exchange control regulations allegedly about foreign currency amounting to R19 million.

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Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
7 months ago

Watching a video clip of how Bushiri tricked ignorant South Africans I felt very sorry for them. How on earth this time they could believe this conman. He told them give me your money and I will multiply it while you sit idle in your homes drinking coffee? They were paying thousands of scarce Rands to see him and be cheated. This man is worse than our traditional healers who make unfounded claims. He deserves nothing but due punishment

Okwenda
Okwenda
7 months ago

It will be fine if all was clean papa!

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Akulu akulu adati kwa weni kulibe nkuwe. Utambwali supangira kwa eni. Even those living in the UK and US do things knowing that they are living in a foreign country. Awa a Bushiri were busy milking superstitious South Africans of their Rands with miracles that are staged. I wonder why people in this scientific world would be believing in miracle healings. U prophet has become a business and the most vulnerable are our already stupid women whom the prophets sleep with.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago

Can’t agree with you more.

Minister without Portifolio

Ka pulofeti ka feki. Ka mbava. Kaone nyekhwe. Tiye nakoni.

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
7 months ago

“I have seen the whole year from January to December, 2020 is going to be a GRRRRR-EEEEE-AAAAA-T year”.  Just wondering now – the world devastated by COVID and now in prison. Is this guy a prophet or a “profiter”

Last edited 7 months ago by Amuna Kudambo
Ghengis Khan
7 months ago

Bail is a right. Up to now, Bushiri has not been charged. Arguing that he will evade justice doesn’t make sense when he has a hotel and other big investments there. That’s why we have sureties. Ask yourself this, would the RSA government do that to a Chinese national? Or imagine, if it is one of us caught in Thailand or Indonesia with cocaine in our travel bag placed there by someone, wouldn’t you want to see your government working hard for your release? Ntchito ya Boma ndikuteteza maufulu athu ngakhale tikhale kuliyenda. I don’t even care for Bushiri’s nonsense… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Ghengis Khan
Bagus Salim
Bagus Salim
7 months ago
Reply to  Ghengis Khan

When did theft become ‘ma ufulu’ ?

Nyabanda
Nyabanda
7 months ago
Reply to  Ghengis Khan

He needs to be given bail together with the wife , 2 weeks its just too much. South Africa why treating Bushiri like that, let the justice prevail

ntchona
ntchona
7 months ago
Reply to  Ghengis Khan

well said brother Malawians should start thinking with sober mind not because of jealous,envy and hatred before even convicted.

its had to believe the hatred no wonder we our the poorest and government all it has done just a deaf ear.

And i am not a fan of bushiri just happens i came across the article i came to uk 30 years ago and still enjoy life here as everybody minds there business..

Kangaude
Kangaude
7 months ago
Reply to  Ghengis Khan

Agree 100%

ankhwinda
7 months ago

Panopa zayamba kutikhuza ofuniza ngati akutidi pali mlandu uyende mwachangu kusiyana ndikuwazuza anthuwa. Chinachina ku malawi kuno kuli bwino bwenzi pano ali pa bail ndithu.

Mthetwa
Mthetwa
7 months ago

kulemelera mu dzina la mulungu aona Nyekhwe ameneyu akaolere ku prison

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago

Major 1 , we love you even if you pass through tough situations like this. Face the judges and prove your innocence.

Hamza
Hamza
7 months ago

Timamv kut Bushir amath kupempherer Anth omwe akuman ndizovut
Nanga nchifukw chanj sakuzipempherer kut atuluke mnjilal yodabwits
momwe amachitiram ngatid amakamb zooon?

Chiso.
Chiso.
7 months ago
Reply to  Hamza

Kuyankhula chimodzimodzi ngati Mbala ija pamtanda.
Iwe ukuona ngati sakupemphera?
Chomwe Mulungu atalore kuti chichitike ndi chomwecho basi, and He will do that for a purpose
Bushiri will praise God for that.

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