- Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri's co-accused Willah Mudolo recently appeared in court
- Mudolo offered up a R25 million property in Sandhurst, Johannesburg as surety
- Mudolo's wife, Zethu, and co-accused Landiwe Ntlokwane Sindani were both granted bail during a previous court appearance
One of the co-accused in the fraud case involving members of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church has offered up his R25 million home as surety. Willah Mudolo appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday, 3 December.
His wife, Zethu Mudolo, and co-accused, Landiwe Ntlokwane Sindani, were both granted bail at a previous hearing. Mudolo also admitted to the court through an affidavit that his visitor’s visa had expired on 30 April.
Mudolo said he would be offering his family home in Sandhurst, Johannesburg as security for him to be granted bail.
According to IOL, Mudolo requested that his bail be granted, taking into consideration he should be presumed innocent. While a report by TimesLive stated Mudolo had told the court he intended pleading not guilty to fraud, theft and money-laundering.
Shepherd and Mary Bushiri along with the trio are accused of theft, fraud and money laundering of around R102 million. The Bushiri couple is still in Malawi after fleeing South Africa.
Briefly.co.za reported on Bushiri after he decided to host an all-night service in Malawi on New Year's Eve. The service is usually held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg but this time, because of his legal woes, Bushiri has opted to hold the service in his home country, Malawi. The service will be held at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
The church service takes place annually and is hosted by Bushiri's Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church. Bushiri said that he took note of the current pandemic and the problems he has been having, this is why he ultimately decided to host the event in his home country.
The pastor noted that they would be following Covid-19 protocols and accommodate a "reasonable" amount of people. The Malawian government has also stated that the self-proclaimed prophet's case has been adjourned to resume on 14 December 2020.
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