Hawks Arrest Shepherd Bushiri And Her Wife Mary
Leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECGC) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri on Tuesday handed himself to the Hawks after his wife was arrested earlier. Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo confirmed that the ECG Church leader and his wife Mary, are in police custody.He said Prophet Shepherd Bushiri had been notified by the Hawks that he was wanted in connection with an issue concerning a certain company called Rising Estate. Nyondo said while Bushiri was preparing with his lawyers to go to the Hawk’s offices by 11 am his wife was arrested before the appointment.Nyondo said “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 called Rising Estate. 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.
Bushiri’s lawyer Terrance Ntsako Baloyi also confirmed the news saying the prophet left in the morning from his frugal hotel in Rustenburg, Sparkling Waters Hotel to the Hawks office “to hand himself over.”
Baloyi said he could not discuss the issue any further as it is a police matter. He said: “Prophet Bushiri in the justice system of South Africa and he will abide by all that the law compels until all this war is done. As the matter is still currently under criminal investigation, we have been advised not to discuss this matter any further”.
The church has since encouraged its members to be committed in prayer.