State dithers on bringing South Africa accusers for Bushiri trial in Malawi

Malawi government is refusing to have Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri accusers in South Africa to appear before Lilongwe magistrate Court to authenticate evidence contained in the extradition request.

Bushiri waves at his supporters at court
Bushiri supporters showing solidarity at Lilongwe Magistrate Court

Bushiri’s lawyer, Wapona Kita, argued before the court that, according to Section 9 of the Extradition Act, witnesses are supposed to be paraded for authentication of evidence contained in the extradition request.

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Steve Kayuni alleged that if it brings witnesses and evidence it would be violating the rights of the Bushiri’s by subjecting them to two trials – even though the Bushiri’s want the State to prove the witnesses exist and the evidence is sufficient.

He further argued that the affidavits sent by South Africa should be treated as evidence and the court must not accept witnesses to be called or the evidence against the Bushiri’s to be tested.

Kita, however, snapped Kayuni arguing that the State cannot rely solely on what is stated in the extradition request, without checking the authenticity of the information of if at all the evidence is sufficient or verified.

“The reasoning is that the State must not rely on evidence it has not seen or authenticated while pursuing an extradition. The Extradition Act itself in section 9 is clear that and how evidence must be received.

“It says the court has same jurisdictions as a preliminary enquiry and the hearing cannot deviate from that,” he said.

Bushiri himself has previously rejected all rape allegations levelled against him by women who had spoken out in the media. He accused the women of blackmail.

The flamboyant prophet is also on record as having blamed some officers in the South African Special Crimes Unit known as the Hawks of propagating the allegations as part of an extortion campaign. on.

Magistrate Patrick Chirwa has since adjourned the hearing to Monday 29th March for ruling on the matter.

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Life
Life
1 month ago

One thing that I know and believe is that almost 90% of people commenting here claim to be belivers in the soveriegn God,right? So why you guys quarel and fight so much over this bushiri saga? Why you don’t go back and trust the very same God that you claim to believe that He is still in control and He will definetly sure deal with bushiri?Don’t mind about your boiling emotions cause we all understand that God can not be mocked or manipulated be it bushiri or his lawyer.Jesus is in charge guys dont allow this to put a stumbling… Read more »

Tamies
Tamies
1 month ago
Reply to  Life

Not forgetting that his home address was publicly announced on National Television for all haters, enemies and slanderers to do as they please with the Prophet.

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Even the apostle Paul wrote letters from prison. Just go serve and clear your name. Jesus was tried and cricified.

Mdu
Mdu
1 month ago

Before we all comment to judge a Prophet first u should know his story and understand it without understanding it your a hating heart,I had one commenting that he flee and he was not supposed to,but first u are a stupid I stay in South Africa and I know what was happening and what is happening here,they wanted money and wanted to kill him,they even went ahead to try to kidnap the kids,tell me who will stay in such after u have tried all u can to find protection?and I had one fool saying that there are many foreign Prophet… Read more »

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago
Reply to  Mdu

Bullshit. The man is a fraud

bentby
1 month ago
Reply to  Mdu

exactly, some comment out of anger and envy, omottoso is jailed for cooked up stories, lukau was also prosecuted up and down and now they are after another zambian national prophet. south africa govt enjoys persecuting men of God while shielding corrupt people who has defrauded its govt lots of millions like zandile gumede, ace magashule, bongani bongo, zuma and gupta family.

Law Abiding SAn
Law Abiding SAn
1 month ago
Reply to  bentby

I responded to you but my comment wasn’t published cause it doesn’t fit the narrative.

Tsunamintšeye
Tsunamintšeye
1 month ago
Reply to  Mdu

Don’t need to knw the story my parents lost their pensions thy broke now cs of that bustard, he told them their money will grow while sitting at home drinking coffee

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Tired of hearing about these mbavas. Will you send them back ASAP please?

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Lock and throw away the keys

Faisal Chirwa
Faisal Chirwa
1 month ago

Thank God nobody listens to your noise poor mouse. By now you should have known that Mangochi kabwafu you are irrelevant in this world. You could make sense in hell not in then land of the living

Kuganiza
Kuganiza
1 month ago

Wapona Kita thinks he is clever in trying to buy time for these two in asking for witnesses to be brought to Malawi. I think this will be the first such an arrangement in extradition cases. Elchapo Guzman, Mexican drug lord was for many years wanted by USA authorities but could not lay their hands on him because he was so cunning that he kept under cover in trying to avoid arrest. The pressure and heat to have him nabbed let on the high as the USA has requested for his arrest and extradition with subsequent court time for drug… Read more »

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Mwana uyu anyera kuti mpwii! sadati, the worst is yet to come, there’s no free money in this life, ichi ndi chiyambi chabe mbava yachichepere!

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 month ago

Bushiri akutichitisa manyazi….absconding bail,is another crime…was told to be reporting to Police Station fortnightly if (not mistaken)&to stay within G.Pronvince,surprisingly he sneaked to Malawi.
Man of God,accused of fraud,money laundering,rape ..can we say SAPs is just jeousy of him?There are many foreginor profets within Rsa,why are they not accused…?
Many questions on my young Brother Major 1.
If he knows is innocent,why Absconding?
Ukhuluku ulipo kwambula chikayiko…
May God soften his situations.
DURBAN
KwaZulu NaTaL.
+27724922299
[email protected]

Assange WikiLeaks
1 month ago

Bushiri should not waste the court’s time. There other people who genuinely need Patrick Chirwa the magistrate. This false or thieving prophet ran away from a lawful bail. He is just like a prisoner who runs away from prison. Why did he not prove his innocence in South Africa. He is wasting our taxes and should simply be sent back to South Africa. He went there voluntarily.

BUSHIRI THE SCOUNDREL
BUSHIRI THE SCOUNDREL
1 month ago

Criminal Bushiri, the idiot has to go face the music

Faisal Chirwa
Faisal Chirwa
1 month ago

The law is very clear on the procedure . Kayuni should follow it to the letter. The girls must be paraded in court. Otherwise kayuni must be given tippex to delete the section. Only then will his argument stand .

Mapopa
Mapopa
1 month ago
Reply to  Faisal Chirwa

basitu

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 month ago

Iyi siikuyankhidwa bwanji? Chizungu cha ma lawyer chavuta?

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