Bushiri is now protected by UN protocols: Mpho Tsedu

24 November 2020, 4:50 PM
Recent developments regarding the case involving Prophet Sheppard Bushiri and his wife Mary have created a diplomatic nightmare, mainly for the Republic of South Africa. Revelations that the Bushiris were issued with diplomatic passports are fuel in the already raging inferno.
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GCIS accuses Sunday Independent of publishing false claims on Bushiri’s escape 23 November 2020, 1:02 AM

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has accused the Sunday Independent of publishing false claims from unnamed sources regarding the escape to Malawi of Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary - who had been granted bail in South Africa.

Pandor rubbishes report suggesting government had a hand in the Bushiris’ escape 22 November 2020, 7:00 PM

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Naledi Pandor, is calling on the Sunday Independent to retract the allegations that the South African and Malawi governments helped Sheperd Bushiri flee to his home country of Malawi.

DA demands ‘real answers’ on the Bushiri escape 22 November 2020, 4:02 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to again appear before Parliament's Home Affairs Committee to "provide real answers regarding the Bushiris.

Government to file formal extradition request for Bushiris: Lamola 20 November 2020, 6:47 PM

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says government intends to file a formal extradition request with Malawi for self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri.

Our lives are more important than property: Bushiri 20 November 2020, 6:10 AM

Self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri says he does not care if his property is seized in South Africa because his and his wife's lives are more important.

Malawi court orders the release of the Bushiris 19 November 2020, 6:32 PM

A Malawian court has ordered the release of fugitive pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary.

State argues for Bushiri to remain in custody in Malawi prison 19 November 2020, 5:40 PM

The state in the bail hearing of the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gatherings Church, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, has asked the Lilongwe court in Malawi to keep the couple in custody at the Maula Prison for 30 days.

Bushiris bail application under way in Malawi 19 November 2020, 2:55 PM

The bail application of self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, has started in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe.

Bushiri’s R5.5 mln property forfeited to the state 19 November 2020, 12:49 PM

The Pretoria Magistrate's Court has ruled that the R5.5 million Pretoria property belonging to self proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary has been forfeited to the state.

SA government must take blame for Bushiri’s escape: Herman Mashaba 19 November 2020, 10:16 AM

SA Action Leader Herman Mashaba says the South African government must shoulder the blame for the escape of leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his Mary to Malawi.

Bushiri stands to lose millions if not back in SA 19 November 2020, 6:19 AM

Leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary stand to lose millions of rand of they do not present themselves to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Malawi law enforcement agents confirm arrest of Bushiris 18 November 2020, 2:00 PM

Police in Malawi have confirmed that they have arrested leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering church and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary.

Bushiris being interviewed by police in Malawi 18 November 2020, 12:52 PM

Police in Malawi are currently interviewing Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary.

Claims that Bushiris smuggled out of SA by car hijacking syndicates 17 November 2020, 9:10 PM

Claims are circulating that the Bushiris were illegally smuggled out of the country to Malawi by car hijack syndicates.

Motsoaledi says it is not clear which border the Bushiris used to flee SA 17 November 2020, 2:02 PM

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says it is not clear which border self-proclaimed Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, used to flee the country.

Hawks request Interpol’s assistance in arresting the Bushiris 17 November 2020, 1:09 PM

The Hawks have applied for a Red Notice with Interpol to provisionally arrest the Bushiri-couple. A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.

Bushiri did not leave SA with Malawian President’s delegation: Motsoaledi 17 November 2020, 10:58 AM

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has assured members of Parliament that self-proclaimed Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, did not leave the country with a delegation of Malawian President, Lazarus Chakwera, while on a state visit last week.

Bushiris could forfeit their residence in South Africa 17 November 2020, 8:14 AM

The Bushiri couple will forfeit their residence in South Africa should they not present themselves before the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Who are the Bushiris? 16 November 2020, 9:59 PM

The Bushiris own a collection of luxury cars worth millions, which include a Bentley Bentayga, Aston Martin One-77 and Rolls Royce Black Badge. The couple also own a R5.5m property at the Midstream Estate in Centurion and at least one private jet.

NPA says Bushiris can run but cannot hide 16 November 2020, 8:12 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says ECG Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary can run, but they cannot hide and justice will be served in their fraud case.

Court issues warrant of arrest for Bushiris, revokes bail 16 November 2020, 2:19 PM

The Pretoria Magistrate's court has issued a warrant of arrest and revoked fugitive pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary's R200 000 bail each on Monday.

IPID confirms that Bushiri opened corruption case against police officers 16 November 2020, 9:05 AM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) confirms that in 2018, a case of alleged police corruption/cash extortion was opened by Shepherd Bushiri’s lawyer on his behalf in Sunnyside, Pretoria.

What you need to know about the Bushiri case 15 November 2020, 9:45 PM

Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, made headlines this weekend following his statement that he and his wife Mary had fled to Malawi, contravening their bail conditions.

SA initiates process to extradite Bushiri from Malawi 15 November 2020, 5:50 PM

The government says that it has initiated the process to secure the extradition of Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, from Malawi. It has also refuted claims that the couple returned home on the same flight with President Lazarus Chakwera.

DA wants Home Affairs minister to account for Bushiri’s escape to Malawi 15 November 2020, 4:01 PM

The DA says the escape of the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary has brought into question the ability of law enforcement agencies to maintain safety and security.

Bushiri seeks interdict to stop Pretoria Magistrate’s Court from revoking his bail 15 November 2020, 3:55 PM

The Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader Shepherd Bushiri has briefed his lawyers to urgently interdict the Pretoria Magistrate's Court from revoking his R200 000 bail.

Lamola not ruling out SADC protocol to bring back Bushiri to SA 15 November 2020, 10:21 AM

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says he cannot rule out the possibility of extraditing Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary to South Africa after the couple fled to Malawi.

Malawi government should intervene for my safety in SA: Bushiri 15 November 2020, 6:54 AM

Self-proclaimed prophet and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Shepherd Bushiri has made an impassionate plea to his Malawian government to intervene in his case in South Africa.

State House rejects claims that Bushiri went to Malawi with President Chakwera 14 November 2020, 8:10 PM

State House has brushed aside allegations that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, came on the same flight with President Lazarus Chakwera from South Africa on Friday evening.

Bushiri wants investigators in his case to recuse themselves 14 November 2020, 6:47 PM

The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri says he and his wife will only return to South Africa if government ensures their safety and the investigating officers in their case recuse themselves.