Shepherd Bushiri: Malawi government confirms arrest warrants are loading

Shepherd Bushiri: Malawi government confirms arrest warrants are loading

- The Malawian government has confirmed that they are preparing arrest warrants for Shepherd and Mary Bushiri

- The government is on its path to acquiring the Minister of Homeland Security's signature before the papers are submitted to the court

- The fugitive Bushiri couple fled South Africa last month after being released on a combined R400 000 bail

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Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary should be preparing for a possible arrest soon. This comes after the Malawian government recently confirmed that they are preparing arrest warrants for the fugitive couple.

The Malawian government announced the preparation of the arrest warrants just a week after the South African government filed an extradition request for the controversial religious leaders.

The couple fled Mzansi last month after being released on R200 000 bail each. The Bushiris along with their co-accused are facing charges of money laundering, theft and fraud worth more than R100 million.

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Shepherd Bushiri: Malawi gov confirms arrest warrants are loading
The Malawian government is preparing arrest warrants for Shepherd and Mary Bushiri. Source: Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Source: Facebook

TimesLive reported that Gospel Kazako, Malawi's Minister of Information, stated that the attorney-general is preparing to acquire the signature of the Malawian Minister of Homeland Security. IOL reported that once the minister has signed the documents, it would be submitted to the court for the issuance of warrants of arrests.

Below are just a few of the tweets regarding the news:

@annize69 wrote:

"Bloody high time. They were not supposed to leave the country to start off with."

@PhakwagoLeon said:

"Let the law take its part."

@MdlaneCrossrds tweeted:

"Ja, he must prepare his departure from Malawi in the meantime."

@Mogweemang said:

"Malawi International Aids should halt until government of Malawi brings #Bushiri back to face his crimes in South Africa."

@mokone_eddie added:

"#Bushiri: Our Gov is being played like this or they are in on the act? The Bushiris are reading this news and leaving Malawi..."

@Xixevog expressed their thoughts:

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"That will never happen, never! This whole thing is a joke."

@OwaseMzantsi asked:

"Are they still in Malawi these crooks?"

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the Bushiris after the SA government requested their extradition. In a statement released by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, it was confirmed that SA has formally requested the prophet's extradition.

This will now prompt an assessment process in Malawi to determine whether the couple can be brought back. Commenting on the matter which has garnered an immense amount of public attention Minister Ronald Lamola signalled his confidence.

Briefly.co.za also reported that the Bushiri case in Malawi was postponed to 14 December. The court still needs some more information from the Bushiris' lawyers in order for them to be able to make more submissions regarding the case.

The pair handed themselves over to the authorities in Malawi after a notice was issued by Interpol.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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