Family members of embattled preacher, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who few months ago fled South Africa where he is facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged R100 million investment scheme with his wife Mary, have been barred from leaving his home country, Malawi.
Bushiri’s family were allegedly stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). eNCA reported that Prophet Bushiri’s two daughters, Raphaella and Israella together with his mother-in-law, Magdalena Zgambo, and another family member, Esther Bushiri were turned away at Kamuzu International airport by Malawian authorities on their way to Kenya.
While one of Bushiri’s lawyers maintained that one of the preacher’s daughters requires urgent medical attention in Kenya, the police stormed the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) home after the debacle.
The preacher and his wife who were not found at home, later claimed that they were at a hospital.
Meanwhile, South Africa has since filed extradition papers to try and get the fugitive couple back to South Africa to stand trial for their fraud case.