Things have gone from very bad to even worse for troubled pastor Shepherd Bushiri after his house in Centurion was reportedly seized.
Somewhere in Malawi, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is not a very happy man right now. Not only has he been the subject of extensive media attention over the past week, following his controversial departure back to his home country. But now he is in the headlines again after his luxury home was reportedly seized by authorities here in South Africa.
Bushiri’s expensive home forfeited to the government
To be fair, it’s not as if the Bushiris were not warned. After fleeing South Africa in the dead of the night last weekend, the pastor and his wife, Mary Bushiri were ordered to report to the Pretoria Magistrates Court or face the prospect of forfeiting their home. The Bushiris own a R5.5 million mansion in the luxurious Midstream Estate in Centurion, Gauteng.
Hawks Spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale had told the media this week “The Bushiris’ bail is cancelled thus forfeiting the R200 000 each which they had posted as bail. They will also forfeit their residence should they not present themselves at court on Thursday, 19 November 2020.”
After watching the Bushiris flee the country, break the conditions of their bail release, and then fail to appear in court this Thursday, the authorities have zoned in on the mansion and seized the expensive property.
Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, stand to lose millions of rand if they do not present themselves to the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
They will lose property which includes an aircraft and a mansion, and forfeit their combined bail of R400 000.
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According to The Hawks, a warrant of arrest has also been issued for both Shepherd and Mary Bushiri. A statement read, “The North Gauteng High Court has issued warrants for the arrest of fugitive Mr Shepherd Bushiri and Mary Bushiri who broke bail conditions and fled to Malawi several days ago. At the time of their disappearance, Mr and Ms Bushiri had posted bail of R100 000 each and were required to regularly present themselves to authorities as part of complying with their bail conditions,”
Pastor Bushiri’s expensive taste
It remains to be seen if Shepherd and Mary Bushiri will ever get to see their beautiful home again, but from what we’ve seen, their mansion is a marvel of architecture.
Bushiri also had several high profile assets including a fleet of luxury vehicles and even a private jet.
The pastor, however, doesn’t seem bothered by the seizure of his home.
He posted on Facebook that he was more concerned about his life than his assets.
Do you think that Pastor Bushiri will be able to recover most of these assets following his troubles with the authorities?
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