The South African Police Service has laid a charge of defeating the ends of justice against Prophet Bushiri's church after the church failed to report the three deaths that happened on its premises.
The South African Police Service has opened a case of defeating the ends of justice against Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering church.
This comes after the church failed to report the recent deaths that happened at the church.
According to a report by The Citizen, the deceased were certified dead on the premises of the church but it was not reported to the police.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier about the 3 women who died during a stampede that happened at the church on the 28th of December.
Captain Augustinah Selepe said the police opened the case because the deaths were not reported.
The case of defeating the ends of justice is opened at the Pretoria West SAPS following the stampede which happened on the 28th of December, at Bushiri’s church, Enlightened Christian Church Gathering.
The charge is laid, based on the fact that police have established that the deceased were certified died at the church premises, the incident was not reported to the police, and the bodies were removed and taken to private mortuary – Red Ford Mortuary.
The deceased have not been identified yet. According to Charles Mabaso of Tshwane emergency services, they only knew of one injured person whom they treated.
However, a distress call was made about 12 injured people. Mabaso says he does not know if other victims were transported privately.
We received a call with a claim that there were about 12 people that got injured. We dispatched three ambulances, but upon arrival the ambulances found that there was one patient with moderate injuries.
The patient was treated on [the] scene and then transported to Kalafong Hospital by Tshwane emergency services. That is the only one patient that we transported. We are not sure if other patients were transported privately by private people.
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