- The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has handed himself over to police
- This follows a dramatic week in which Bushiri’s supporters chased police away from his church in Pretoria
- Police were seeking to speak to the controversial pastor after a businesswoman opened a case of crimen injuria against him
The leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has surrendered himself over to police custody, this comes after a dramatic week in which his supporters and bodyguards chased police officers away from his church in Pretoria.
Detectives went to the church seeking a statement from the controversial pastor after a businesswoman, Lebogang Mpane, opened a case of crimen injuria against Bushiri.
Mpane opened criminal proceedings against Bushiri last month, she claims he called her a witch on live TV during one of his popular broadcast sermons.
Briefly.co.za gathered that when police arrived at the ECG Church building on Thursday, they were told that Bushiri was not in the country. Police suspected Bushiri was in hiding.
When they tried to investigate the matter further a scuffle broke out between themselves and security guards.
The incident was eventually defused when Bushiri’s attorney, Ntsako Baloyi, arrived at the church and spoke to the law enforcement officials.
It remains unclear what Baloyi said to the officials, but he and Bushiri arrived at the Pretoria West police station on Saturday evening.
Bushiri can be seen walking into the police station wearing a white t-shirt and a dashing smile, reports indicate he made a statement and left later.
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