South Africans are waiting for an explanation about how fugitive Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri was able to flee the country without travel documents. The Hawks said that they were awaiting direction from the government before making their next move. The Bushiri couple fled to their home country of Malawi, defying their strict bail conditions.
The Hawks on Wednesday issued two more warrants of arrest for the Bushiri’s. The self-proclaimed prophet and his wife are facing serious charges of fraud, money laundering, and theft in South Africa, where Bushiri was the head of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church. If Bushiri’s version of events are to be believed, it would now be more than a week since their disappearance. The pair left a trail of questions for those responsible to ensure that the couple stayed put.
It is unclear how the issue of more warrants of arrest for the Bushiri’s will help to get the couple back in South Africa to face the court. Bushiri insisted that he left because the couple did not feel safe in South Africa anymore and were concerned that the case against them could be prejudiced.
Meanwhile President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he expected a report on the matter soon and that government would not hesitate to take action against those who aided the couple in their escape.