It has allegedly been revealed that the controversial self-proclaimed prophet, Bushiri paid an enormous R500 000 bribe to flee South African justice system to his motherland, Malawi.
South African police force revealed that a police brigadier and his wife were responsible for his escape.
Bushiri and his wife fled South Africa to their home country a few weeks ago after they were freed on a whooping R200 000 bail after facing money laundering, fraud and theft charges.
Bushiri cited the safety of his family as a major reason for fleeing and made a number of demands that need to be met before he can return to face trial in South Africa.
Interestingly, their escape coincidentally happened the same day the Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera left South Africa. Rumours quickly spread that the president had facilitated the prophet’s escape.
But the Malawian government rejected the claims.
And after weeks-long investigations over his escape, iHarare has been informed that a 46-year-old police brigadier (name withheld) and his wife (50) handed themselves to the police revealing that they assisted Bushiri to escape the law after he paid them a R500k bribe.
“The pair handed themselves to the team of Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, tasked with the investigation of criminal activities relating to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
Their warrants of arrests were authorised yesterday in relation to an amount of R500 000 that was allegedly paid to the brigadier,” the police statement said.
They will be expected to appear in court soon.
In other news, the South African government is finalising the process of extraditing the fugitive prophet back to South Africa.
Shepherd Bushiri is expected back in South Africa late this month, sources have revealed.