Shepherd and Mary Bushiri during a recent court appearance. Picture: Facebook
Shepherd and Mary Bushiri during a recent court appearance. Picture: Facebook

Bushiri hits back at 'fake news' reports that he has been sneaking back to SA

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Jun 21, 2021

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DURBAN - MAJOR 1 has slammed news reports claiming that he has been sneaking back into South Africa from time to time.

Taking to social media at the weekend, self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, said it was fake news.

The City Press reported that South Africa’s security agencies were investigating claims that Bushiri had been in the country on three different occasions.

With the most recent visit being just two months ago, the authorities are trying to establish how the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church got through tight security cordon that was set up to apprehend him.

It is alleged that on one occasion, the couple managed to slip passed intelligence officers outside their property.

However, Bushiri slammed City Press journalists, saying he was aware of the "crooked and corrupt police officers" they worked with.

“About CITY PRESS FAKE NEWS – I know who is behind your stories and I know your entire syndicate. I am also aware of those crooked and corrupt police officers that you work with. I denied giving you money and you promised to make my life a living hell,” he said.

He said he was arrested and his name tarnished.

"You are still doing it now and you know – your days are numbered. My silence does not in any way indicate ignorance," he said.

Bushiri said it was unfortunate that he has been found guilty before given an opportunity to prove his innocence.

"This is why you keep pushing you media propaganda forward.“

He said he had evidence against “corrupt journalists and police officers” that he intended to present in court.

The Bushiris fled SA in November last year. The couple face charges of theft, fraud and money laundering. Bushiri has also been charged for rape. At the time of their escape, the couple were out on bail. An extradition case is under way.

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