The Hawks of South Africa yesterday arrested South African-based Malawian Preacher Shepherd Bushiri’s wife Mary Bushiri at her home, which prompted her husband Sheperd Bushiri to hand himself to the police, and they were both detained on money laundering charges, Eyewitness News.
The couple was arrested together with another couple on the same charges according to The Hawks are allegedly involved in an R102 Million money laundering scheme.
According to the publication, The Hawks’ Colonel Katlego Mogale shed more light on the arrest of the quartet and highlighted the following:
Four suspects including a pastor aged between 25 and 39 were arrested for alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering worth R102 million
Bushiri handed himself over at a Pretoria police station after trying to evade the authorities, while his wife was arrested at their Sandton home
Organised crime investigation team arrested the first couple, Willah Mudolo and Zethu Mudolo, at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday.
The church published a statement about the arrests and said:
We are told the prophet is on his way to the Hawks office to hand himself over. He believes in the justice system of the country and he will abide by all the law compels, until all this war is done.
The Hawks informed lawyers of our leaders, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri, late Monday afternoon that they (Hawks) are requesting the couple to go to their office by 11:00, accompanied by their lawyers, to discuss an issue concerning a certain investment.
We are told, as the prophet and lawyers were getting prepared for the 11:00 appointment, the Hawks went to their house before the 11:00 appointment and arrested the prophet’s wife alone.
Bushiri was arrested on similar charges last year and his trial was suspended till May 2021.
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