S.A Govt To Extradite Bushiri And His Wife From Malawi
The South African government has indicated that revealed that it has initiated the process to extradite controversial cleric Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, who ran away to their home country, Malawi, fleeing the wheels of justice.
The self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri escaped from South Africa land broke their bail conditions amid a string of criminal charges. In addition to that, they violated a court order on Friday by failing to report at a police station as part of their bail conditions.
In a statement, government spokesperson Phumla Williams revealed that they have initiated a process to secure the extradition of prophet Bushiri and his wife from Malawi.
“To ensure that the two fugitives face justice, SA has initiated a process to secure their extradition from Malawi in terms of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Extradition and other legal instruments, to which Malawi is a signatory.”
“While this process is underway, law-enforcement agencies will continue investigations into this matter,” Williams said.
In his defense, Prophet Bushiri announced on Facebook that he skipped bail because his life and that of his family were in danger after several death threats following their release on bail over the ongoing case of fraud and money laundering involving R102m.
According to New Zimbabwe, there are ongoing claims that ECG pastors are living in fear in South Africa and are planning of following their leader to Malawi.
Meanwhile, the South African government has also dismissed allegations that Prophet Bushiri and his wife fled SA aboard a flight carrying Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera and his delegation.
“Department of home affairs immigration officials verified the identities of all passengers and Mr and Mrs Bushiri were not on the flight,” Williams said.