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Fraud case against Prophet Bushiri and wife postponed to Friday

The Hawks arrested the couple on Tuesday over allegations of money laundering to the tune of R106 million.

Members of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) came out in support of self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Mary Bushiri, who appeared at the Pretoria Magistrates Court on 21 October 2020 on fraud and money laundering charges. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The case against self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, was expected to resume in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday.

The Hawks arrested the couple on Tuesday over allegations of money laundering to the tune of R106 million.

Another couple was also taken in on the same charges and appeared in court at the start of the week.

It is alleged through an investment scheme, the Bushiris and another couple, Willah and Zethu Mudolo, defrauded investors of over R106 million.

The Bushiri’s supporters showed up outside the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Wednesday calling for justice to prevail.

According to the Hawks, the man - whose followers affectionately call him “the major one” - handed himself over to the authorities after his wife was arrested at their Sandton home.

Meanwhile, the Mudolos were expected to apply for bail at the end of October.

WATCH: 'We stand by our mama and papa' - Bushiri’s supporters protest for his release

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