MALAWI – Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have reportedly handed themselves over to authorities in their home country of Malawi.
According to the BBC, the criminals reported to law enforcement in area 30 in Lilongwe on Wednesday morning. The fugitives fled South Africa last week after being released on R200,000 bail each. They are wanted on charges of money laundering, fraud and theft.
Eyewitness news reported that it has also emerged that at least two women have also accused Bushiri of rape. One of those cases dates back to 2017.
Government has not yet explained how the criminals managed to skip the country in yet another embarrassing blunder for South Africa.
In a statement this morning, Bushiri said he has not come to Malawi to seek to seek political intervention but to seek justice before the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi. Bushiri said he could not get fair trial in South Africa, while he has strong belief in the Constitution of Malawi because it protects its every citizen.
He added that he will explain to law enforcement agencies his decision to escape from South Africa and come to Malawi.
Meanwhile, authorities in South Africa have revoked bail for the Bushiris and are seeking the couple’s extradition.