Lilongwe – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri followers in Malawi on Wednesday stormed South African Embassy in Lilongwe demanding that authorities in Pretoria must stop ill-treating embattled preacher, Prophet Shepard Bushiri.
The protest in Lilongwe came as the court in South Africa was hearing his bail application following the arrest last week together with his wife, Mary on money laundering charges.
The charismatic preacher and his wife were granted R100 000 bail each Wednesday morning at Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court.
Social media have been awash with reports that the arrest was politically motivated.
Malawians stormed the South African Embassy in Lilongwe demanding that Bushiri be freed and alleged that the arrest was motivated by greed people who were against t6he preacher.
Outside the Pretoria courts, hundreds of his followers demanded that Bushiri speaks to them after he had been released but church authorities said it was impossible for the preacher to do so due to fear of a similar misfortune that ended up with three lives lost during their cross over service in December.