- A senior Home Affairs official has been internally charged for giving self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his family permanent South African residency
- According to various reports, the official has been accused of not adhering to formal regulations around proper compliance and standard operating procedures when he approved their permits
- Evidence proves that when the Bushiris applied for permanent residency in SA in 2016, officials did not follow the correct section of the Immigration Act in South Africa
A senior Home Affairs official, Ronney Marhule, has been internally charged for approving the permanent residency permits of the Bushiris. According to reports, Marhule did not follow proper procedure when he approved Bushiri's residency applications.
Marhule has been accused of not following the Department of Home Affairs' standard operating procedures and the contravention of the Immigration Act.
IOL reports that the department's evidence shows that the official captured and approved Bushiri's application for permanent residency in the country by following the incorrect section of the Act by using the information that was given to him by Shepherd and Mary Bushiri.
Briefly News previously reported that Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary's request for their extradition to South Africa to be overturned by the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court in Malawi has been denied.
The Bushiris' lawyer argued that the SADC Protocol doesn't apply in Malawi, hence the extradition process should be overturned. Magistrate Patrick Chirwa, however, cited that although SADC protocol cannot be used in Malawi, South Africa is designated under the bilateral act as a processable destination for extradition.
Meanwhile, the Bushiris' lawyers are not happy about this and have made the decision to take the matter to the High Court for review.
“We have listened to the decision by the magistrate and we are not satisfied with what was said so we are going for a review in the High Court," reads a statement made by their lawyer, Wapona Kita, in a The Citizen article.
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