- The latest in the Shepherd Bushiri saga is that his multimillion-rand house will be auctioned
- The Pretoria Magistrate's Court ordered that the property should be forfeited as a result of the couple violating their bail conditions
- The NPA has confirmed that the home would be sold on auction after the pair fled the country
'Prophet' Shepherd Bushiri's multimillion-rand house in Centurion will be auctioned off to the highest bidder after being forfeited to the state.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Sipho Ngwema explained that the luxurious home would be placed on auction, commenting further that:
“The state will have to auction it so that it realises its value and the money will be given to the fiscus."
Ngwema revealed that it is unlikely that Bushiri would appeal the order unless he submits a credible reason as to why he contravened his bail conditions.
Bushiri took to Facebook recently to make it clear that he was well aware of the fact that his assets in SA have been seized.
“I am also informed that some of my assets in SA have been confiscated by authorities, to which I say: 'My right to life is more important than any asset in this world."
Bushiri was celebrating his release from prison after Malawian authorities had taken them into custody:
“Whatever has happened today, I don’t see it as our victory, neither our lawyers. God has won. Tomorrow is better than today!”
A local court had seen its magistrate releasing the duo 'unconditionally' despite warrants for their arrest being issued in South Africa.
TimesLIVE reports that the couple were far from shy about flashing their lavish lifestyle online.
A favourite pastime of the sensational religious figure has been to seemingly justify his wealth with Bible verses:
“Explicitly the Bible tells us that though weeping may endure for the night, joy comes in the morning. May you therefore experience this joy that God has promised you,” reads a post with Bushiri standing outside his mansion, and flanked by his luxury cars.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday ordered that the Bushiri's Midstream Estate in Centurion be forfeited to the state due to the pair violating their bail conditions.
The couple had already forfeited a total of R400 000 paid for bail after fleeing the country in order to avoid trial.
The pair had claimed that they had fled due to security concerns to their country of origin.
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