- Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is begging the Malawian government to intervene in his case but the country has chosen to distance themselves
- Rumour has it that Bushiri and his wife hitched a ride back to Malawi in President Lazarus Chakwera's plane
- The self-proclaimed prophet says that he fears for his safety in South Africa and that is why he went back to Malawi, contravening his bail conditions
Self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri wants the Malawian government to intervene in his case, but the country has distanced themselves from the matter. The Hawks are trying to find out how Bushiri managed to skip the country and Malawi's authorities are denying claims that Bushiri and his wife hitched a ride in President Lazarus Chakwera's plane.
Malawi's minister of information, Gospel Kazako told eNCA that there was no way the president would have allowed that to happen. Last week, Bushiri and his wife were granted bail of R200 000 each and they have broken their bail conditions as they are not allowed to travel outside of South Africa.
Bushiri says that he fears for his safety in Mzansi and that is why is fled to Malawi:
“I am here in Malawi because I’m a citizen of this country. I have come to seek my government intervention over the following issues I’m facing in South Africa. I’m seeking my safety to be considered by the government of South Africa. I need to be assured of my safety," he said.
The Bushiri's have issued a statement that demands that the South African government guarantee their safety before they return to the country for their trial.
Hawks spokesperson, Katlego Mogale says that they will be following the relevant procedures so that they can re-arrest the couple.
“With all law enforcement agencies there’s policies and regulations that we need to follow and we are doing that. With regard to speaking to these other countries, there are processes that we need to follow with ministries and such,” said Mogale.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Prophet Bushiri claims he "fears for his life" and an unfair trial in SA. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri says that he is fearful of his life and he is sure that he will not receive a fair trial in South Africa.
Bushiri fled South Africa a few days after being granted bail and he told his supporters that he is a law-abiding citizen who had no intention of avoiding his trial.
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