Hawks arrest Bushiri and his wife

Shepherd and Mary Bushiri
Shepherd and Mary Bushiri
Image: Facebook/Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Enlightened Church Christian Gathering leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been arrested for alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering worth R102m.

This was confirmed by his church on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

“The Hawks informed lawyers of our leaders, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri, late Monday afternoon that they (Hawks) are requesting the couple to go to their office by 11am accompanied by their lawyers to discuss an issue concerning a certain investment pertaining to certain company. We are told as the Prophet and lawyers were getting prepared for the 11am appointment, the Hawks went to their house before the 11am appointment and arrested the Prophet's wife alone."

Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said four suspects, including a pastor aged between 25 and 39, were arrested for alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering worth R102m.

“The Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation members arrested the first couple on Saturday, the woman in Sandton and her husband at OR Tambo International airport.  The two, Willah Mudolo and Zethu Mudolo have since appeared in the Pretoria Magitstrates court and their case was postponed to 30 October  for formal bail application.

“On Tuesday, the team made a further arrest of another couple allegedly involved in the same case.  The woman (39) was arrested at her home and her husband (37) after trying to evade the team handed himself over at Silverton police station with an entourage of attorneys,” Mogale said.

Bushiri and his wife are expected to appear before the Pretoria Magistrate's Court soon.

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