Bushiris hand themselves over to police in Malawi

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Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri have reportedly handed themselves over to police in Malawi.
Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri have reportedly handed themselves over to police in Malawi.
Frennie Shivambu, Gallo Images

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary handed themselves over to police in Lilongwe, Malawi on Wednesday. 

The news was reported by Rainbow Television Malawi and Times 360 Malawi. This was also confirmed in a statement by the Malawi Police Service. 

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday issued warrants of arrest for the Bushiris, who fled South Africa and went to their home country of Malawi last week.

READ | High court also issues arrest warrants for fugitives Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary

The Bushiris broke their bail conditions when they left under mysterious circumstances.

The Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader, his wife and three others are accused of fraud involving around R102 million.

The couple was out on R200 000 bail each when it emerged they had not appeared for their Friday check-in with police - a requirement in terms of their bail conditions.

On Saturday, Bushiri said in an interview that they had fled because they believed their lives were in danger in South Africa and they would not get a fair trial.

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A statement on the Bushiris' arrest.

On Wednesday, Bushiri said in a statement that he would be presenting himself before law enforcement agencies on Wednesday morning to "legally explain and defend the decisions that I made to come to Malawi". 

More to follow. 

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