PRETORIA – Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife will remain behind bars this weekend.
This after their bail application was postponed to Monday.
Bushiri, his wife Mary and several others are facing fraud, theft and money laundering charges over an elaborate pyramid scheme.
The state’s case for denying bail centres on the Bushiri’s being a flight risk because they have several passports and addresses.
In his affidavit, Bushiri denied ever interfering with witnesses or sending someone else to do so.
He also said that all passports were handed to the investigating team and that their children are still in South Africa.
— Nqobile Madlala (@Nqobile_Mad) October 30, 2020
@etvNewsSA [WATCH] five suspects including, preacher, Sheperd #Bushiri are in the dock. They currently face charges of fraud, theft and money laundering to the tune of R102-million. My colleague @GraemeRauby will give you updates of the developments outside the court. https://t.co/0kPMiq1Z6B pic.twitter.com/OzeYTVPvML
— Pule Letshwiti-Jones (@pule_jones) October 30, 2020
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