- Shepherd Bushiri has reportedly handed himself over to the Hawks after his wife's arrest yesterday
- The couple are expected to appear in court this morning for their involvement in money laundering and fraud worth R102 million
- The two other people who were arrested for their involvement appeared in court and their case was postponed to 30 October
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Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have been arrested by the Hawks. They were arrested yesterday, 20 October on suspicion of their involvement in money laundering and fraud worth R102 million.
A Facebook post on Bushiri's verified page stated the couple are to appear before the Pretoria Magistrate Court at 8am this morning. They provided the physical address for the court and asked followers to "share the message".
The official Facebook page also said that Bushiri had handed himself over to the Hawks after his wife's arrest earlier in the day. The page has been updating followers daily on the ongoing proceedings with Bushiri and his wife. Another post described the Bushiris as being in "high spirits" despite being in custody of the Hawks.
Take a look at the post on Bushiri's official Facebook page below:
EWN reported that Mary was arrested at home and Shepherd attempted to evade the Hawks before handing himself over accompanied by an "entourage" of attorneys. According to TimesLive, four people were arrested for their involvement in the aforementioned matter.
Bushiri's followers were not at all impressed by the arrest of their prophet and shared their feelings in his Facebook comment section. Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the comments left under the post about the couple appearing in court.
Thozama Thozie Vena said:
"No weapon formed against our parents shall prosper, papa and mommy we are praying for you."
Nobesuthu SIthole wrote:
"It will not take place. We frustrate their strategy. We reverse their evil arrows in Jesus' mighty Name, amen."
Kha Nyii Khensie commented:
"No weapons formed against them shall prosper. We stand by your side papa and mama no matter what and we are praying for you."
Mahlatse Moshabela added:
"On my way to support my parents."
Staying with news about Bushiri, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Mboro dragging Bushiri in a controversial video by calling him a "lying thief." Mboro and Bushiri have been at each other's throats. The two previously went face-to-face in court after Bushiri dragged Mboro in a bid to get him to retract certain controversial statements he made regarding Bushiri's fraud cases.
Mboro, however, is relentless in his mission to tarnish Bushiri's name as another clip surfaced of him once again calling Bushiri a fraudster. In the clip that was uploaded by the parody Twitter account, @AdvoBarryRoux, Mboro can be heard saying that he is not xenophobic, clarifying that he said Bushiri should go home to Malawi to fetch the money he allegedly stole from South Africans.
A very agitated Mboro can also be heard calling Bushiri a fraudster, a thief and a liar. He mentions meeting with the National Council of Churches to discuss his apparent xenophobia, a meeting in which he says they requested no media be present.
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