Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been Released on bail in Malawi
Malawian, Judge Viva Nyimba has ordered the release of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary from prison. Nyimba has described the arrest as unlawful and against laws of Malawi. He said the arrest was illegal.
The couple left South Africa a week ago, saying they fear for their lives. In statement released on the social media pages the charismatic prophet also table few demands and has vowed to return to the country if South Africa government can meet the demands he has set for them.
Judge Nyimba had earlier told the court that he will only look at the legality of arrest and not what happened in South Africa. The Judge has also added that the court is aware of bilateral relationship between the two countries ( South Africa and Malawi) but rule of law must prevail.
The couple handed themselves over to the authorities in Malawi after they became aware that an Interpol arrest warrant was out for them. They are charged in South Africa with theft, fraud and money laundering involving more than 100 million rand.