Investigations into Shepherd and Mary Bushiri escape uncover trail of money laundering

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On the run Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary appear at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court earlier this month. The leaders of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church face charges of fraud and money laundering, but managed to evade law enforcement authorities last week and flee to Malawi. Picture: Gallo images / Frennie Shivambu
On the run Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary appear at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court earlier this month. The leaders of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church face charges of fraud and money laundering, but managed to evade law enforcement authorities last week and flee to Malawi. Picture: Gallo images / Frennie Shivambu

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City Press can exclusively reveal that prior to self-declared prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s daring escape from South Africa to his home country of Malawi last week, the police had uncovered a massive money laundering scheme in which he and his wife Mary allegedly performed at least 20 000 transactions from their business and personal accounts within a single month.

According to security sources, this raised red flags that the couple were dispensing of their assets in South Africa, as law enforcement agencies were keeping them under close scrutiny.

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