Charismatic prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been detained by the Hawks in South Africa for questioning over money laundering and fraud charges, according to the statement on the church’s official website.
“As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father was guilty. He has been detained and is being questioned by the Hawks in Silverton, Pretoria,” read the statement.
He is reported to have been picked up at a hotel in Rustenburg where he was whisked away in handcuffs, according to the church’s external relations manager Maynard Manyowa who promised to furnish us with more details.
“This morning, around 07:00hrs in the morning armed members of the police stormed Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg, South Africa.
We were later made aware that they were members of the Directorate for Priority Investigations (HAWKS).
They took the Prophet and our mother Prophetess Mary Bushiri in handcuffs to Pretoria.
They have charged our father with fraud and money laundering.
As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father was guilty. We have repeatedly learnt from different media houses that we were under investigation.
At some point accurate reports pointed out the fact that certain people within the police had demanded bribes amounting up to R10 million.”