The self-proclaimed Enlightened Christian Gathering, pastor Prophet Bushiri has on Thursday slammed the South African law enforcement agencies for what he called illegal arrests.
He turned to the court that his life is better than his attached wealth.
Bushuri posted on social media after appearing in Malawi Magistrate’s in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday that he got an information that the state has attached some of his assets in South Africa.
To which I say, “My right to life is more important than any asset in this world.”
“My wife and I appeared before the Magistrate Court following the decision, we took to hand ourselves over to Malawi police on Wednesday after we heard that the country’s law enforcement agencies were looking for us,” said Bushiri.
He said that the magistrate’s decision in Lilongwe ordered that my wife and I be released unconditionally because our arrests were illegal.
Bushiri said the court had also ruled that if they had a case against them, the authorities should bring them to court rather than arresting them.
His outburst follows the ruling by North Gauteng High Court the state has attached that his luxury R5,5 million house in Centurion estate for violating his strict bail conditions.
Bushiris hit the headlines last week after reports that the couple had flouted their bail conditions and skipped the country, citing security reasons as an excuse.
This was after the Pretoria Magistrate Court granted them bail.
The state accuses the couple of money laundering, involving a R100 million investment scheme.
The Hawks acting spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale told Power FM Drive show, “The couple had also given up bail, which means the court had revoked their R400,000 combined bail.”
She adds: “Should he not be available on Thursday in court, he will also be liable to forfeit his house.”
Colonel Mogale said another bail condition was that he hand over to the state the original title deed to their property in Pretoria.
The property is valued at R5,5 million.
The couple were out on R200 000 bail each and now have violated their bail condition, which stipulates the pair’s movement is only in North West and Gauteng. They could not travel outside South Africa.