Police in South Africa have re-arrested Malawian Prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri allegedly for fraud and money laundering about K5 billion (R102 million).
Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo has confirmed the arrest of the Bushiri and his wife.
The two have been arrested today by the Hawks, South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) which targets organized crime, economic crime, corruption, and other serious crimes.
Bushiri’s wife was arrested at home.
However, a news report by eNCA alleges that Bushiri was “apprehended after attempting to evade arrest”. The report says Major 1 as the Malawian born prophet is fondly called “subsequently handed himself in at Silverton police station in Pretoria”.
News Update: Africa’s highly celebrated prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, has been arrested allegedly for fraud and money laundering about K5 billion (R102 million).
— Malawi24 (@Malawi24) October 20, 2020
A statement on Bushiri’s Facebook Page revealed that Bushiri’s fresh arrest relates to a certain investment pertaining to a company called RISING ESTATE.
“He [Bushiri] believes in the justice system of the country and he will abide to all what the law compels until all this war is done.
“As the matter is still currently under criminal investigation, we have been advised not to discuss this matter any further,” reads part of statement.
Bushiri who leads the Enlightened Christian Gathering was also arrested in South Africa together with his wife in 2019 for fraud and money laundering. Before today’s arrest, the couple had been on bail and their case was recently adjourned to 2021.