November 16, 2020

Cele: Bushiris shouldn’t have been granted bail

Cele: Bushiris shouldn't have been granted bail

JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Bheki Cele said authorities are probing how self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife skipped the country.

Cele said he believes the couple should not have been granted bail.

READ: SA breaks silence on fugitive Bushiri

The Bushiris contravened their bail conditions as they are not allowed to travel outside South Africa.

Last week, the couple was granted bail of R200,000 each.

READ: Bushiri: I’m not running away from my trial

In a statement, the government said they have started a process to extradite Bushiri using the SADC extradition laws.

They’re facing charges of theft, money laundering and fraud in connection with an alleged R100-million investment scheme.

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