Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Accused the SAPS of Demanding R10 Billion Bribe From SAPS, SA in Disbelief

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Accused the SAPS of Demanding R10 Billion Bribe From SAPS, SA in Disbelief

  • Leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, made a stunning accusation against the South African Police Service
  • Bushiri, who along with his wife are facing charges of theft, appeared in a Malawian court earlier this week
  • Bushiri claimed that the SAPS demanded that he pay them R10 million, and South Africans were shocked by the allegations

With nine years' experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

Shepherd Bushiri claimed that the SAPS tried to get a bribe from him
Shepherd Bushiri accused police officers of soliciting a R10 million bribe. Images: Photo by Gallo Images/Frennie Shivambu and Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty Images
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SOUTH AFRICA – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, currently in Malawi facing charges of stealing millions from his congregants in South Africa, claimed that the South Africans demanded millions from him.

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Bushiri accuses SAPS of bribery solicitation

According to IOL, Bushiri appeared in court this week on a charge of stealing R106 million from his congregants through an entity which promised to invest the money. He skipped the country after he was released on bail.

Bushiri not only claimed that the SAPS officers solicited an R10 million bribe, but he also accused government officials of attempting to kill him and his wife. He believed that they were jealous that his ministry was growing.

South Africans disputed his claims

Netizens who discussed his allegations on Facebook refuted his claims.

Nevil Gilfillan said:

"I can't believe a word he says."

Mbedzi Mbavhalelo said:

"Who is ready to listen to a man who is a fugitive, running away from the same men he allegedy took his money?"

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David Mangwana said:

"This guy thinks he is untouchable, busy embarrassing South Africa."

Veli Mavesta said:

"Come and open a case. Bheki Cele is waiting for you."

Gaerutwe Eric Tekolo said:

"Come back, Bushiri, and face your charges. You are free to report the R20 million bribe claim to the IPID."

No South African witnesses testify for Bushiri's extradition

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that South African witnesses needed not to travel to Malawi for Bushiri's extradition hearing.

The Department of Correctional Services assured citizens that only law enforcement and state officials would travel to Malawi for the hearing.

This was after Buhiri left the country in 2020 after being accused of fraud and money laundering.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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