LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Prophet Shepherd Bushiri followers in Malawi on Wednesday stormed South African High Commission in Lilongwe demanding that authorities in Pretoria must stop ill-treating embattled preacher, head of the Enlighten Christian Gathering (ECG) Church.
Malawi Civil Society Led Black Economic Empowerment Movement (MaBLEM) Taskforce and ECG church organised the demos.
The grouping stormed the South African mission in Lilongwe demanding that Bushiri be freed and alleged that the arrest was motivated by greed people who were against the preacher.
“We want fair trial for the prophet as the man of God has a diplomatic passport hence needs respect and fair trial”, urges MaBLEM Tasforce Chairperson Robert Mkwezalamba.
The protest in Lilongwe came as the court in South Africa was hearing his bail application following the arrest last week together with his wife, Mary on money laundering charges.
The charismatic preacher and his wife were granted R100 000 bail each Wednesday morning at Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court.
Social media have been awash with reports that the arrest was politically motivated.
But the Hawks disputed the claims arguing that the court will prove them wrong.
The Bushiri case has however postponed to May 10, 2019.