- Followers of Shepherd Bushiri and his wife arrived in their numbers at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court
- Shepherd and his wife, Mary were arrested by the Hawks yesterday on charges of money laundering and fraud
- The charges didn't affect their followers as they came in with banners and posters in support of the self-proclaimed prophet
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Shepherd Bushiri's followers arrived in their numbers at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court to support their religious leader and his wife, Mary. The self-proclaimed prophet and his wife were arrested yesterday on charges of money laundering and fraud.
This did not affect their supporters' love for the controversial leader and his wife. Supporters flocked in their numbers to the court this morning with signs and banners proving that they are willing to stand behind the Bushiris.
In a video uploaded to the Facebook page for Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, a man by the name of Derrick speaks to an interviewer. Derrick spoke to those who were against the prophet, he said they planned on organising a "big march," he then urged followers to go to Pretoria to join the protest.
Derrick continued on to say: "If you attack Prophet. If you attack Mama Mary. You attack us." He proceeded to continue inviting people from all over the country to join the march in which he proposes to write a memorandum which will be handed over to a special commander or magistrate.
In the intervals between interviews people can be seen praying outside the court as well as religious song repeatedly saying, "We are praying for you." The song also mentions Major 1, which is another name used for Bushiri.
This is just one of the videos from the Bushiri's Facebook page where their supporters were interviewed outside court.
Earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported on Bushiri's followers standing behind him after his arrest. The couple 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's 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 yesterday 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.
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