Pastor Shepherd Bushiri has yet to respond to the attachment of his R20 million private jet by the Asset Forfeiture Unit. Should the self-proclaimed prophet not respond by Friday, the jet will most likely be absorbed by the state until the end of the investigation.
'Prophet' Shepherd Bushiri has yet to respond to the attachment of his R20 million private jet by the Asset Forfeiture Unit.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Hawks have applied to have the aircraft confiscated as a part of their investigation into Bushiri and his wife, Mary.
Should Bushiri fail to oppose the application by Friday, the government will most likely absorb the jet until the case is finalised.
Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi commented on the matter, saying that the jet is being held at Lanseria Airport:
"It involves the case that we've been working on. We did say that it involves issues that we are looking at in terms of money laundering, fraud and corruption, so the jet is part of the belief that is the cause of all these problems."
The pastor and his wife stand accused of several allegations including money laundering and fraud and have been released on bail of R100 000 each.
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