- Willah Mudolo, the co-accused of Shepherd Bushiri had tried to flee South Africa three times according to the Hawks
- He was arrested on the 17th of October, the day of his third attempted flight out of the country, bound for Dubai
- Mudolo has offered to pledge his R25 million house to the court to secure bail
Willah Mudolo, another individual being charged alongside Shepherd Bushiri for fraud and money laundering had tried to flee South Africa three times this year, each time his destination had been Dubai.
The Hawks eventually arrested him on his third attempt on the 17th of October, his two previous attempts have taken place on the 21s of September and 13th of October.
Col Daniel Marais, a member of the Hawks, had said that Mudolo, a Zambian citizen illegally residing in South Africa, had tried to flee South Africa for Dubai on three separate occasions.
Marais was alerted to Mudolo's first attempt via an alert upon which he contacted his lawyer, the second time his lawyer was contacted again and he ditched his flight attempt.
The third time resulted in his arrest and his lawyer revealed that he would allegedly not represent his client in court.
Even in jail there were numerous breaches, with the police finding three cellphones in his prison cell. One of the phones allegedly had evidence on it that Mudolo was trying to bribe court officials according to Sunday Times.
The lies carried on, with Mudolo lying about his age and having two passports which he allegedly used interchangeably.
He pleaded not guilty and tried to get bail by pledging his multi-million rand property to the court. The Sandhurt luxury home is valued between R23 million and 25 million.
However, his bail attempt might prove unsuccessful due to his co-accused, the Bushiris, fleeing the country.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Shepherd Bushiri's spokesperson, Ephraim Nyondo, has spoken out about the Malawian stadium pulling out from allowing Bushiri and his church members to occupy the stadium for a crossover event that was set to be held there from 31 December.
The event, which was previously held at the South African FNB Stadium and attracts thousands of Enlightened Christian Gatherings' churchgoers from in and around South Africa, has now found itself without a venue despite many loyal Bushiri fans showing interest in attending.
This may be why the plans to have the event are still in the works. According to Nyongo, organisers of the popular crossover service, are all putting their heads together to find a way forward.
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