South Africa responds to Malawi CSOs protest on Prophet Bushiri ‘persecution’

Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation ( DPCI) in South Africa (SA) has written the Malawi Black Economic Empowerment Movement (MaBLEM), asking  the civil society organisations (CSOs)  to provide detailed statements of witnesses and evidences on their  complaint that Malawian billionaire Prophet Shepherd Bushiri was beinh harassed by State agends.

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The Malawi CSOs protested in May this year that the Hawks which  are directorate for DPCI which targets organized crime, economic crime, corruption and other serious crime were harassing Bushiri.

They had been investigating Prophet Bushiri on allegations that he is externalising millions of Rands from SA to his homeland, Malawi.

Apparently, Bushiri ministers in the rainbow nation under his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church and owns a number of business investments there.

MaBLEM complained to the SA Human Rights Commission over the Hawks treatment of Bushiri, popularly known as Major One, while he was returning from one of his trips to Malawi.

South African  government through the DPCI complaints unit  have since  Malawi CSOs

To provide details of how Bushiri was prehidiced , their witnesss and any evidence.In a letter which Nyasa Times has seen, Senior Investigator at DPCI Lesetja Mothibe informs MaBLEM that their complaint was received and is registered as per reference number ODJ 218/7/2018.

“Note that the mandate of the Office of the DPCI Judge in terms of Section 17L, is to investigate the following two categories of complaints:

“In terms of Section 17L (a) – any member of the public who can provide evidence of a serious and unlawful infringement of his or her rights caused by investigation conducted by the HAWKS .

In terms of Section 17L (b) – any member of the Hawks who can provide evidence of any improper influence or interference, whether of a political or any other nature, exerted upon him or her regarding the conducting of an investigation,” states the letter.

It adds: “For our investigation purpose you are therefore required to provide us with the following: Your detailed statement regarding your complaint, details of your victim regarding how he was prejudiced and details of your witnesses and any evidences in your possession”.

When contacted, MaBLEM Chairman Robert Mkwezalamba acknowledged receipt of the letter from Mothibe,  hailing it  for the feedback.

“We are prepared to give DPCI all the details they want,” said Mkwezalamba who is also the Chairman of Malawi Human Rights Consultative Committee.

MaBLEM is a local civil dociety led black empowerment movement formed in the wake of non committal towards the rolling out of the National Economic Empowerment Policy which has remained in draft form.

It has put together activists,  the media, the church, trade unions and partners with Ministry of Trade and Industry and Home Affairs (Immigration) over trafficking matters.

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mtete
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mtete

Someone told me, and I believe him, that a crook is someone who looks holy on the surface but is a criminal deep down, an Al Capone. Busbiri is one such crook.

fkb d
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fkb d

What has bushiri done with the $100 Billion AFRICCI fund ?

Aka
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Aka

Many people are quick to judge and make pronouncements even before they have established all facts. This is the clear example in this case. Kulubwalubwa nsanga

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

By the way, he’s not a billion unless you base the argument on your useless, worthless Malawi kwacha. Just to remind you that billionaires are rated on USD only.

Namwera
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Namwera

Mkwezalamba onunkha mkamwa iwe you are as dumb as Prophet Tchuma. You will die ndi maluzi

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

The dying bleed of failed politicians, Che Brown Mpinganjira. Politicians who have nothing to offer to improve peoples lives. This guy is just shameless.

Rules of natural selection!

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

Off-topic. Check again what this article is all about.

mgoloso
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mgoloso

Malawians, why always think of kunyoza anthu basi? What connection is there between the article and “Mulomwe’s” comment?. Malawians, we are all God’s creation regardless of what-so-ever – let us stop showing umbuli wathu pagulu like this. Ngati kuli kutopa ndi umphawi, let us try to look back and see what we do during our free time. It could be due to such that is making us poor, not necessarily other people. How come that our colleagues from Nigeria, Ruanda, Brundi that are staying with us in this country are getting rich before us?. It must be something to do… Read more »

StErt
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StErt

PamenepA Mpinganjira nde watani abale….Koma free education…

Albert
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Albert

exactly some politicians are fortune seekers

kanyimbi
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kanyimbi

the so called CSOs ayamba kusowa zochita sopano

Phalombewatch
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Phalombewatch

Generally the South Africans are good at torturing other groups whilst in their country and without committing any offence they too point a finger at someone as AKWEREKWERE and yet they live in other countries very peaceful and comfortably. There is nothing to intimidate us on such issues. Evidence or not South Africans are very unfriendly and rude people upon other tribes living in their country even if you provide all the necessary documents of your presence as long as you are doing fine there they will always find you at fault and attack you. Many cause of it is… Read more »

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