UPDATE | Police official and husband appear in connection with R500K 'payment' from Shepherd Bushiri

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Prophet Shephard Bushiri at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Prophet Shephard Bushiri at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
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  • The brigadier and her husband were granted R15 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
  • She is linked to R500 000 allegedly transferred to a family of a girl who accused her husband of rape.
  • According to police, the money originated from the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries.


A police brigadier and her husband have been granted R15 000 bail after they handed themselves over to police in connection with an alleged R500 000 bribe involving self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and a rape charge against a member of his security.   

The brigadier, who works for SAPS National Organised Crime, and her husband, who is the head of security for Bushiri, appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

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The pair handed themselves over to a team of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, which is tasked with investigating the alleged criminal activities of Bushiri.

"An amount of R500 000 was transferred from the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries to the [brigadier's] account on 22 January 2018, the amount reflected on the parents of the child's home loan account. The same day when the money reflected on the parents account, the child dropped the charges against the husband. On the next court date, the matter was withdrawn from the court," NPA spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said.

The pair cannot be named as it will identify the child.

Their bail conditions include reporting to a designated police station on Monday and the brigadier must submit her work travel itinerary to the investigating officer before she travels.

The matter was postponed to 25 February 2021 for further investigation.

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