- Shepherd Bushiri has taken to Facebook to release a statement after he was let go by Malawian authorities earlier today
- In the Facebook post, Bushiri credits God for him and his wife's recent release from Malawian custody
- Bushiri also says that their lives are more important than their South African assets
Controversial church leader Shepherd Bushiri has taken to Facebook to issue a statement following him and his wife's earlier release from Malawian custody. In the post, Bushiri explains that they were released following an "illegal arrest."
"In his ruling, the magistrate ordered that my wife and I be released unconditionally because our arrest was illegal.
"Further, the magistrate also ruled that whenever they have a case against my wife and I, we should appear before Court through summons not arrest," he wrote in the statement.
Bushiri then goes on to explain that he has heard that his assets have been seized by authorities here in South Africa. He, however, doesn't seem bothered by the news, saying that his life is more important than the money he has lost.
"I am also informed that some of my assets in South Africa have been confiscated by authorities, to which I say: My right to life is more important than any asset in this world.”
Bushiri rounds off the statement by giving credit to God for their escape from the law.
"Whatever has happened today, I don’t see it as our victory, neither our lawyers. God has won.Tomorrow is better than today!"
Earlier Briefly.co.za reports reveal that President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out about the ongoing Bushiri drama. According to reports, Ramaphosa has referred to the Bushiris' ever-growing media coverage as "concerning".
Shepherd and his wife Mary have been under the watchful eyes of dozens of media publications ever since the news that they had managed to defraud some of the congregation members of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church of hundreds of thousands of rands.
According to eNCA, President Ramaphosa is also expecting a report on their escape following the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi's explanation on the couple and their five passports each.
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