Prophet Bushiri and his wife, Mary have been granted bail few days after they were arrested over allegations of fraud, money-laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
Prophet Bushiri and wife who remanded in prison on Monday, were each granted R100,000 bail at the Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday. Members of his church started off the celebration on Visage Street, when the bail announcement came on.
Recall that we reported that the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader and his wife were taken into custody, after armed members of the police stormed the Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg.
The church who released a statement confirming that Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and wife were arrested for fraud and money laundering, said;
“We were later made aware that they were members of the Hawks. They took the prophet and our mother, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, in handcuffs to Pretoria,” the statement said.
“As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father [Bushiri] was guilty. He has been detained and is being questioned by the Hawks in Silverton, Pretoria.”