Malawi court orders the immediate release of the Bushiris, says lawyer

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Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary (in red).
Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary (in red).
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The latest: A Malawi court has ordered the immediate release of wanted self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, lawyer Terrance Baloyi explained to News24 on Thursday.

What we know: Magistrate Viva Nyimba in his ruling said, among other things, their arrests by the Malawi Police Service were unlawful because it was not channelled through the Ministry of Homeland Security, according to Baloyi.

Where it went down: The pair, who are being represented by lawyer Wapona Kita, appeared before a Magistrate's Court in Lilongwe.

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