- The self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife appeared in court on Friday
- His supporters were out in force and promised to pray for divine intervention to force the magistrate to release the prophet
- The couple and Landiwe Ntlokwana are facing charges of alleged fraud and money laundering to the tune of R107 million
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It has been a dramatic week for Shepherd Bushiri and his wife. Things came to a head this week as they appeared in court on a bail hearing.
His supporters gathered outside the court on Friday and threatened to pray for divine retribution against the magistrate while handing out photos of her.
The couple's bail application has been set back to Monday which means that they would have to spend the weekend in police custody.
The defence had demanded that proceeds be set back to 30 October. When news of the delay reached Bushiri's supporters, the crowd thinned out but a few die-hard supporters remained and promised to pray until the magistrate releases the prophet according to The Sowetan.
IOL reported that Bushiri and his wife would have to spend the weekend behind bars, the couple is adamant that they are not guilty of allegedly laundering R107 million and the charges of fraud levelled against him.
Rising Estate, Enlightened Christian Gathering church spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo said in a statement that Bushiri and his wife had to report to the Hawks to answer questions relating to the case.
Briefly.co.za had earlier reported that a video that has gone viral on social media shows Bushiri's supporters throwing 'holy water' at a Hawks vehicle while allegedly chanting for it to catch on fire.
Social media user, @TbixSa, posted the clip online and captioned it:
"Bushiri congregants using holy water to get rid of the Hawks. They are screaming FIRE! FIRE! at the Hawks car..."
In other news, the arch-nemesis of the self-proclaimed prophet, Pastor Mboro has opened up about Bushiri and his wife Mary's recent arrest. The controversial pastor has said that he prayed to God for intervention in order for the arrests to be made.
“It is not easy to deal with such a man - you need a spiritual covering to fight this. It needed God's divine intervention," he reportedly said.
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