The South African National Prosecuting Authority has issued three warrants of arrest against Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Prophet Shephered Bushiri for rape.
The Prophet and his wife Mary fled the country last week in violation of their bail conditions claiming that their lives were in danger to avoid facing fraud, money laundering and theft charges at the Pretoria Magistrate court.
The couple are now at their home country in Malawi, where they were also arrested but later released to answer to the same charges.
As if there was no enough drama, the NPA has now issued three more warrants against Bushiri stating that he had raped three ladies who were members of his church congregation.
The cases were opened at various police stations across the country, including Pretoria, which houses the Bushiri’s headquarters. The warrants relate to two different cases allegedly registered in 2018, and another one in 2020. The latest developments only add to the legal woes to the self acclaimed Prophet, who is also currently a fugitive as he and his wife Mary skipped South Africa after being granted bail in a fraud and money laundering case to the tune of R102 million. By leaving South Africa, Bushiri and his wife broke their bail conditions that required them to also report at a Police station twice a week.
Meanwhile, the justice department in South Africa says it plans to serve an extradition letter on Malawi within the next two weeks.
By Eric Knight