PRETORIA-(MaraviPost)-South Africa detective agency Hawks are investigating on reports that Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church leader Prophet Sheppard Bushiri and his wife Mary fled into Malawi without notice to that country’s authority.
The detectives reveal that the self-proclaimed prophet did not report to police station as required on Friday, November 13, 2020.
The Hawks have confirmed that self-proclaimed pastor Shepherd Bushiri failed to appear as required at a police station on Friday.
As part of the bail conditions for Bushiri and his wife, Mary, the couple have to appear at their nearest police station on Monday and Friday.
The couple, who fled to Malawi this week, are currently out on R200,000 bail. They are fighting fraud, theft and money laundering charges in regards to an alleged investment scam which is said to have netted them R100m.
Bushiri announced his arrival in Malawi on Facebook on Saturday morning.
In a statement, Hawks spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale said: “There are unconfirmed reports that Prophet Bushiri and his wife have absconded from SA which is in contravention of their bail conditions as set in the Pretoria magistrate’s court.
“At this stage, we can confirm that he did not report at the police station as requested and agreed upon which is also an act of contravention of [the] court order.
“Investigators together with prosecutors have been working tirelessly since it came to light that he did not report at the police station. The current posts purporting to be issued by Bushiri, who is said to be in Malawi, are being authenticated and verified.”
She said an investigation into Bushiri’s failure to comply with his bail conditions were under way.
Malawi government spokesperson Gospel Kazako has confirmed presence of Prophet Bushiri that the man of God is a citizen of the country and has the right to stay as he wishes.
Source: The Sowetan