Bushiri and wife are charged with fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act amounting to R102 million about 6,229,464.05 United State dollars
The Self-proclaimed prophet and shephard Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) and his wife Mary Bushiri are currently facing money laudering charges in Pretoria South Africa
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Tuesday arrested Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Mary over a R100-million fraud case local media reported
Bushiri and his wife, as well as their co-accused, began their bail application on Friday with their legal team insisting that they had done nothing wrong.
Their lawyer, Anneline van den Heever, argued that it would be unfair to keep them in custody.
“The State needs to act independently and exercise its discretion. When it laces fact before the court, they need to be open with the court, place all the facts before the court.
They are not there to just follow instructions from the investigating officer about bail.”
The State is on Monday expected to explain to the court why the trio should not be granted bail.
Meanwhile, the Home Affairs Department is expected to appeal the judgment that stopped the State from withdrawing Bushiri’s permanent residency status in South Africa.
The department wants the couple to clarify discrepancies in their application.
some memmbers of his church had gathered in front of the court in protest for his release ‘We stand by our mama and papa’ – Bushiri’s supporters chanted
source: EYE WITNESS NEWS