- Shepherd and Mary Bushiri are planning to take the Malawian government to court
- The fugitive Bushiris say the Malawian government had contravened a court order
- The couple are expected to appear before the Lilongwe Magistrate's Court on 8 March
Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary are planning to take legal action against the Malawian government. Lawyers for the fugitive couple say the Malawian state had contravened a court order.
The court order allegedly states that the Bushiris need to be summoned to court for their extradition matter in March and not be arrested before the date.
The leaders of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church had also been granted permission for a court injunction which should have stopped them from being arrested again, according to a report.
eNCA reported that the couple decided on the legal action after issues arose with the Bushiris daughters and other families while trying to leave the country for Kenya. The Citizen reported that the couple is expected to appear in court on 8 March in Lilongwe.
Read some of the responses to the news below:
"Maybe he regrets going back home, they don't have his time there."
"He learned these tactics from one of our former heads of state."
"The man is loaded but it looks like confusion and desperation have taken their toll on him. More especially when your loaded with no common sense and can't read. It's a nurse of note."
"This man claimed to pray for the sick. Now he’s running due to medical attention for his child."
@DuwayneGoddard responded with:
"When you say you are a Man of God and he is on your side but you use the Man for your dirty work."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Bushiris faced trouble trying to leave Malawai. Reports revealed that Malawi police authorities have issued a warrant of arrest for Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri.
The warrant comes very shortly after the Malawian authorities denied their daughter's trip to Kenya. Bushiri's spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo said that authorities offered no explanation for the warrant for denying their daughter travels to Kenya who apparently was going there to seek medical attention.
According to Nyondo, the 8-year-old child had travelled to Kenya on different occasions for medical treatment and was never denied the right to do so before. He also added that the couple will now be taking the matter to court.
After hearing about the news, South Africa pro-Bushiri and anti-Bushiri supporters quickly headed online to share what they think about the couple's family being barred from leaving.
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