Botswana shows no mercy for Bushiri: imposes visa restrictions

Botswana shows no mercy for Bushiri: imposes visa restrictions

- Botswana will make it harder for Shepherd Bushiri to enter the country

- This follows allegations that Bushiri defrauded hundreds of people of their money

- The country also slammed Bushiri for demanding special treatment

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The government of Botswana has taken a harsh stance against Shepherd Bushiri.

They will now require Bushiri to apply for a visa whenever he tries to enter his country.

Bushiri's church in Botswana was also deregistered in 2017, following the church's failure to produce proper financial records.

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This follows Bushiri's arrest on charges of fraud and money laundering. Over 200 of his former congregants have claimed that the self-proclaimed prophet took millions from people for so-called investments which he never paid back.

The government of Botswana added that Bushiri was "too demanding" and frequently made excessive requests for special treatment.

These includes requests for security and for all entry points to remain open to make his travels easier, according to the City Press. This would involve keeping Botswana's borders open 24/7 while Bushiri was visiting. 

These new regulations against Bushiri will make any further travels to the country almost impossible.

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However, members of Bushiri's church in Botswana have come to his defence. Several of them are fighting for the church to be reinstated.

In response, the government has said that it is within its rights to take action against Bushiri and the church, saying it had the power to "legislate on issues relating to religion and morality for the maintenance of law and order".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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