'Major 1' Shepherd Bushiri
"Prophet" Bushiri, leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, is loved by his congregants for performing "miracles" and giving them special oil to "anoint" themselves.
He is also well known for his extravagant lifestyle. He and his wife were arrested in early February on charges relating to fraud, money laundering and organised crime.
Congregants from provinces including Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have since come forward to say they have lost millions to the investment scheme Merger Chen Solutions which is linked to Bushiri. Hawks spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said the allegations are being looked into.