Shepard and Mary Bushiri to spend another weekend behind bars

- The Bushiris will be spending the weekend behind bars after Magistrate reserves bail ruling for Monday morning

- The two filed for bail, which has now been postponed for the second time following their arrest last week

- South Africans and followers of the Bushiris have shared their thoughts on the postponement online

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Self-proclaimed prophet Shepard Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three other co-accused will be spending the weekend behind bars. This after the Pretoria Magistrate made the decision to reserve judgement for bail next week Monday.

The accused have spent the last two week behind bars while waiting for their bail appeal to be ruled upon in the Pretoria Magistrates Court. They applied for bail shortly after being placed under arrest by the Hawks on charges of fraud and money laundering.

Die-hard Bushiri supporters gather in numbers outside Pretoria court

The controversial church leaders have also been found to be living in South Africa illegally after it was discovered that they used a number of falsified documents to both extend their stay in the country and open a number of businesses.

Meanwhile, South Africans and supporters of the pair have shared their thoughts in the latest Bushiri case developments. Read some of them below.

"Pastor Shepherd Bushiri , his wife and the other co-accused have been denied bail. They will remain behind bars. It is indeed showing that God is working overtime #Bushiri"

@mamaNkosinathi said:

"Another weekend in jail, it's gonna be a greaaaat year #Bushiri."

@MalumeSharepart said:

"Can they just stop wasting state money and throw #Bushiri in jail."

Earlier today Briefly.co.za reported, hundreds of die-hard Bushiri fans have gathered outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court to support their leaders from the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Shephard and his wife Mary Bushiri.

Bushiris entangled in array of fraudulent Home Affairs papers

The self-proclaimed prophet Shephard and his wife Mary were taken into custody last week by the Hawks following allegations of fraud, money laundering and, most recently, living in South Africa illegally.

The controversial church leaders, as well as three other co-accused, are facing the judge to hear a ruling on their bail application which they had filed last week. The hearing, which was meant to happen on Monday this week, was postponed to today.

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