Bushiri demands foreign aid from the southern government to save him
Catch him if you’ll, the good escape that was achieved by Shepard Bushiri is one among the most important escapes within the Southern African region recently, with yet a transparent explanation on how he managed to evade South African authorities and intelligence agencies, one thing is sure. he’s not returning.
Despite the Department of Home Affairs ruling out the likelihood of His Excellency, President Chakwere of Malawi having smuggled Bushiri out of the country after his State visit, speculations are still rife that the couple may are aided by South African authorities in cahoots with the Malawian President. The newly elected President, Lazarus Chakwere flew into South Africa for a State visit with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa but things took a nasty turn and became a Diplomatic headache because HE Chakwere’s plane was denied departure and only allowed to depart not on time because South African authorities demanded to look his plane for Shepard Bushiri and his wife.
The pastor and his wife are still facing criminal charges after it had been alleged that the 2 were involved in concealment and fraud. For weeks, Pastor Bushiri’s congregation held vigils and stood outside the court as their “Papa” was allegedly being targeted by the State. The weekend before last, South Africans were left dumbfounded when news of Pastor Bushiri and his wife were reported to possess fled the rule of law by flying back to Malawi.
Shepard Bushiri knew only too well that his freedom was at stake, therefore the good Shepard conveniently disappeared after receiving bail of R200 000.00 and left his devoted congregants shocked and father-less. Despite his congregation showing him full support since his apprehension, by holding vigils and prayer sessions outside court, Shepard Bushiri shocked everyone by fleeing the country.
Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, has reiterated that the Departments of security and justice including their respective ministers must provide further explanations, it also wants to ascertain video footage of the Malawian President’s departure from Waterkloof Airbase. The South African Department of Home Affairs is yet to determine how the flamboyant pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary skipped the country but the Department is adamant they didn’t hitch a ride with Malawian President, Lazarus Chakwera.
A local magistrate who was handling the couple’s arrest deemed the arrest illegal and set them free. The couple isn’t planning on going back to South Africa and has also forfeited their bail money and R5.5 million mansion to the South African government. As we speak, the Bushiri’s are free and maintain their innocence.