Leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has said he is not surprised and shocked with rape warrant of arrests issued by South African law enforcement agencies today.
In a press statement released today signed by Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo said the media reported warrants of arrest are just part of the larger crusade to try and persecute his name in the media by a team of same white police officers notably from the Hawks.
The statement reads: “These are white police officers that I opened extortion and corruption cases against in 2018 after they tried, unsuccessfully, to extort about R10 million from me. At the time, they were clear and on record saying that ‘failure to pay the R10million would result in immediate retaliation.'”
The statement further said For the record, it is not amusing that when a warrant of arrest is issued, law enforcement agencies proceed to effect arrest; not leaking information to the media as it has been with his case. According to Bushiri, he is advised that Hawks are not mandatory by the law in that country to handle rape case, but South African Police(SAP).
“I have been advised—which advice I accept—that rape cases are not handled by hawks but South African Police (SAPS) designated unit known as Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS),” further adds the statement.
The statement further added that the rape allegations are fabricated, sponsored by South African investigating agency, popularly known as Hawks.
“I had launched complaints on how Hawks were recruiting girls to fabricate charges of rape and to date no reprieve for me. Some of these were confirmed via various videos of those who came back to confess such wrongful conduct,” states the statement
Bushiri was quick to reiterate that he will not get fair trial in his cases in that rainbow nation, as the Hawks are the same people who demanded money amounting to 10 million South African Rand from him to stop investigating him.
The South African law enforcement agencies have today issued three rape warrant of arrests against Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. As reported by the South African local media ENCAnews.
Meanwhile, state lawyers in the country today went to court to file an appeal with the High court in Lilongwe, against the unconditional release of the Bushiris by Principal Resident Magistrate court last Thursday.
Bushiri and his wife Mary escaped the rainbow country some weeks ago, claiming they their lives were at risk as they have been receiving death threats.
The couple is answering money laundering charges in South Africa.