Prophet Bushiri’s fraud and money laundering case postponed to next year. The trial date for the leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been postponed to 31 May to 18 June 2021 . Bushiri is being trialed for money laundering and fraud.
On Friday Bushiri had a short virtual appearance at the high court in Pretoria. Bushiri is being charged together with his wife Mary Bushiri for the crime they committed back in 2015. The couple were then arrested in February 2019 but we’re later released on bail.
One of the charges they are being trialed for include the exchange control regulations and involves foreign currency of $ 1 147 200 which was about R 15 million during that time.
However Bushiri is not happy that his case has been postponed till next year July. The case has been postponed due to the fact that the 29 witnesses who were meant to testify could not do so because of the fear of covid-19. Bushiri said this is not fair considering that he together with his wife have been remanded for over a year already.
He went on to ask why the state keeps on dragging the case yet they claim they have enough evidence against him and his wife and he said he is really not happy with the July postponement considering that his own leg team have everything in place and they are actually ready to proceed so that he can clear his name at last.