- Pastor Bushiri and his wife were arrested on Friday
- His followers took to the streets in protest
- Hundreds showed their support demanding his release
Although Pastor Bushiri has been arrested for fraud and money laundering, his followers took to the streets protesting agaisnt the pastor spending two nights in jail.
Bushiri was arrested at a upmarket hotel in Rustenburg last week, and will be kept in custody until he appears before the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday. He was arrested with his wife, Mary, Briefly.co.za found.
The arrest was confirmed by Bushiri’s church, the Enlightened Christian Gathering and the Hawks, although the pastor and his wife were not directly named.
The charges against the pastor and Mary are related to activity in 2015 that contravenes foreign exchange policies.
Hundreds of the pastor’s followers gathered to support the charasmatic leader.
Some protestors dressed up as diciples and shouted “I want my daddy,” reported Times Live on social media.
The supporters also begged for the pastor’s release.
Bushiri’s loyal devoters were encouraged not to abandon the pastor by another religious leader, Pastor Mboro.
Africans on social media had differing responses to news of the protestors. Some users showed their solidarity questioning why the Pastor was being victimised.
Others expressed disillusionment that people were supporting another corrupt leader, even defending a ‘rapist pastor’ referred to the recent incident in Mpumalanga involving a 15-year-old girl.
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