Pretoria Magistrate’s Court has ruled that the R5.5 million Pretoria property (Centurion) belonging to Malawian preacher, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife, Mary, has been forfeited to the state.
The ruling comes after the duo last week fled to Malawi in contravention of their bail conditions. The duo announced that it had arrived in Malawi and has since surrendered itself to that country’s police.
Bushiri’s lawyer Thabang Mathopo told the Court Thursday that he was not aware of his clients’ whereabouts. Mathopo said:
For the record at this stage, I don’t have clear instructions on the whereabouts of my clients. As the court says I also only know what I read in the media, but at this stage, I don’t have clear instructions.
The Bushiris who are accused of fraud and money laundering involving over R100 million were supposed to be in court on Thursday for the continuation of the bail application of their co-accused, Willah Mudolo.
Magistrate Thandi Theledi who had granted them bail ruled that the Bushiris had forfeited to the state their R5.5 million property which was tied to their bail.
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