PRETORIA – Second warrants of arrest issued for fugitives

PRETORIA – The North Gauteng High Court has issued warrants for the arrest of fugitives Mr Shepherd Bushiri and Ms Mary Bushiri who broke bail conditions and fled to Malawi several days ago.

The High Court issued the warrants yesterday, Tuesday, 17 November 2020.

Mr and Ms Bushi face charges of fraud and money-laundering.

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.

They were due to report in court in January 2021.

During today’s court proceedings, the matter was postponed to 7 December 2020 for the formal withdrawal of bail and forfeiture of the bail deposit.

South Africa has initiated legal proceedings to secure the extradition of the fugitives.