- The Pretoria Magistrate's Court has decided that the Bushiris be released on bail set at R200k each
- The couple have spent the last few weeks detained while waiting for their bail hearing verdict
- Supporters and South Africans have continuously shared their thoughts on every latest development on the case online
This morning Shepherd 'Major 1' Bushiri and his wife Mary appeared again in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court to hear the outcome of their ongoing bail application hearing. It was decided by the magistrate that the controversial church leaders were granted bail of R200 000 each.
They have been barred from travelling outside of the Gauteng and the North West Provinces. They have also been asked to hand over their estate title deeds. The Bushiris are also barred from making threats to congregants and those who do not follow them.
This news comes after the hearing has been postponed three times since the pair were arrested. On Monday this week, it was decided the hearing will proceed on Wednesday this morning. The controversial church leaders face a number of charges, namely money laundering, fraud, theft and most recently it was found that they have been living in South Africa illegally.
The charges for this have not been disclosed to the public yet. Meanwhile Briefly.co.za has previously reported that supporters of the couple have been appearing in large masses outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that Pastor Mboro once again made the news after saying that he dreamt about Shepherd and Mary Bushiri getting released on bail. Speaking candidly in a recent interview, the controversial pastor said that he believes the Bushiris will be released for them to come out to "fix things."
"In this situation, let him get out and fix whatever has to be fixed together with me, and then he will wait for the trial. In my dream, I saw him out. And in my prayers, I said 16 days he will be in jail and won't come out because there were things I was fighting for that were not agreed upon."
While it is unclear how or exactly what the pair agreed on fixing and how they will fix it, according to Mboro, he believes himself and Major 1 will embark on a journey to make things right with those who were wronged by Bushiri, according to the interview that was hosted by eNCA and shared online.
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