Controversial self-proclaimed Prophet Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri stand to lose their luxurious R5.5 million mansion as the state is set to auction the mansion to the highest bidder.
This comes after, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, forfeited their multimillion-rand mansion in Centurion to the state after they failed to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Sipho Ngwema revealed to the Times Live, that Prophet Bushiri’s luxurious R5.5 million mansion in Centurion will be auctioned to the highest bidder.
“The state will have to auction it so that it realizes its value and the money will be given to the fiscus,” he said.
The Bushiri’s who are founders of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church revealed on their Facebook page that they are well aware of the seizure of their assets in South Africa following the court ruling in Malawi. He claims that he is more worried about his life than the assets that are being seized. Posting on his Official Facebook page he said:
“I am also informed that some of my assets in SA have been confiscated by authorities, to which I say: ‘My right to life is more important than any asset in this world.”
“Whatever has happened today, I don’t see it as our victory, neither our lawyers. God has won. Tomorrow is better than today!”
The couple was due in court along with their co-accused Landiwe Ntlokwana, Zethu Mudolo, and Willie Mudolo in connection with a fraud and money laundering case to the tune of R102 million. However, the Bushiri’s skipped bail and violated their bail conditions by fleeing the country.
A warrant for their arrest was issued but instead, the couple handed themselves over to the Malawian authorities and asked for their trial to be in Malawi as they claim to fear for their lives in South Africa.
However, a local Malawi court has seen its magistrate releasing the duo ‘unconditionally’ despite warrants for their arrest being issued in South Africa.