Controversial Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and wife, Mary have been arrested for fraud and money laundering.
The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader and his wife were taken into custody, after armed members of the police stormed the Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg.
The church who released a statement confirming that Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and wife were arrested for fraud and money laundering, said;
“We were later made aware that they were members of the Hawks. They took the prophet and our mother, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, in handcuffs to Pretoria,” the statement said.
“As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father [Bushiri] was guilty. He has been detained and is being questioned by the Hawks in Silverton, Pretoria.”
This came after the South-Africa based Pastor, was accused of sending about R15 million a month to his birth country Malawi through his private jets and cars.
His arrest however came after the CRL Rights Commission, found that the controversial church leader was not responsible for the stampede at his Pretoria church where three people died. The agency claimed that the church fully complied with safety regulations.
After a two-day hearing this week into the tragedy, the commission said after due consideration, it found that the church was granted a compliance certificate prior to the service in December last year.