Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary granted bail of R200 000 each

A self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Mary have been granted bail of R200,000 each by the Pretoria Magistrates Court. They were arrested last month for fraud, theft and money laundering to the value of over R100 million, along with their three co-accused. Co-accused Landiwe Ntlokoane has also been granted bail of R100,000 while […]

Update on viral video of Prophet Bushiri allegedly instructing his people to steal docket – What really happened

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has explained why a woman removed documents during court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court where prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary Bushiri, Willah and Zethu Mudolo and Landiwe Ntlokoane appeared on Monday. Video clips have been circulating on social media showing a woman removing the magistrate’s documents, […]

Prophet Bushiri illegally ships his luxury cars, a Bentley and Maserati to Malawi

Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed prophet and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church illegally shipped his luxury cars, a Bentley and Maserati to Malawi, the court heard yesterday. Bushiri is currently in remand prison together with his wife as he battles to be freed on bail following his arrest over R102 million fraud. Mary […]

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary face deportation

Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary could lose their permanent residence in South Africa as it has turned out they fraudulently acquired it. The Malawian born preacher established the Enlightened Christian Gathering church in South Africa’s administrative capital Pretoria and has seen the church’s branches mushroom across the country thanks to his antics […]

‘Prophet’ Bushiri and wife’s fraud and money laundering trial postponed to October

Self-proclaimed Shepherd prophet Bushiri and his wife Mary appeared in the Pretoria High Court on Monday, on charges including money laundering, fraud and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. The North Gauteng regional spokesperson for the director of public prosecutions, Lumka Mahanjana, said the matter was postponed. “Prophet Bushiri and his wife Mary […]

Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary set to appear in court for fraud today

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary are due to appear in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria on Monday, facing charges including money laundering, fraud and contravention of the Prevention of the Organised Crime Act. The charismatic leader of the popular Enlightened Christian Gathering church and his wife were released by the Pretoria […]

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Pastor Shepherd Bushiri, wife granted R100,000 bail each

Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who were arrested by the Hawks on Friday, were on Wednesday granted bail of R100,000 each. The couple stand accused of money laundering and fraud. Bushiri, commonly referred to as “Major 1”, appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, where throngs of supporters displayed posters in solidarity with […]

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Mngxitama supports Bushiri because he’s ‘targeted for being Malawian

South African Union Council of Independent Churches has called for the law to run its course in the case. The South African Union Council of Independent Churches (SAUCIC) on Monday said it was closely monitoring developments following the arrest of popular Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, on charges including […]

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Congregants accuse state of targeting Shepherd Bushiri

Supporters of Shepherd Bushiri have accused the state of targeting the prophet and his wife. The pair appeared briefly in the Specialised Commercial Crimes court in Pretoria on Monday. They’re facing charges of fraud and money laundering. His supporters believe charges have been concocted to discredit the man they call Major 1. Bushiri’s supporters have […]

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Fraud case against Shepherd Bushiri and Wife Postponed to Wednesday

Congregants from the church were seen singing and dancing outside the commercial crime court in support of Bushiri and his wife, who face multiple charges. The case against Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who face charges of fraud and money laundering, has been postponed to Wednesday, February 6. Bushiri and his wife appeared […]