Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary back in Pretoria Magistrate's Court

Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary back in Pretoria Magistrate's Court

- Shepherd Bushiri headed back to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court this morning to hear the bail fate of one of their accomplices, Willah Mudolo

- Earlier this week, Bushiri and his wife, as well as a third co-accuse, Landiwe Ntolkwana, were all released on bail

- The magistrate ordered Bushiri, his wife and Ntolkwana to be present in court while the fourth accused, Willah Mudolo, heard the ruling on his bail hearing

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On Friday this week Shepherd 'Major 1' Bushiri, his wife Mary and both co-accused, Willah Mudolo and Landiwe Ntolkwana, were all back in court to face the Pretoria judge. Earlier this week, the controversial church leaders, along with one of the co-accused, Landiwe Ntolkwana, received bail following a three-times-delayed bail hearing.

After they received their judgments, all four were told to make an appearance in court on Friday while the fourth accused, Willa Mudolo, heard whether or not he would also be receiving bail from the magistrate.

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Earlier this week, reported that 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 during church services that may intimidate any of them in a way that will affect the outcome of their case going forward.

The Bushiris back in court
Bushiri and wife Mary are back in court today. Source: Shepherd Bushiri/Facebook
Source: Facebook

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.

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The charges for this have not been disclosed to the public yet. Supporters and South Africans have continuously shared their thoughts on every latest development on the case online.

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