Family members of self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have reportedly been prevented from leaving Malawi.
According to reports, Prophet Bushiri’s two daughters, Raphaella and Israella together with his mother-in-law, Magdalena Zgambo, and another family member, Esther Bushiri were turned away at Kamuzu International airport by Malawi authorities on their way to Kenya.
The police in Malawi are said to have barred the fugitives’ family members from boarding a private jet the Bushiri family had chartered en route to Kenya.
According to one of Bushiri’s lawyers, one of his daughters requires urgent medical attention in Kenya, hence the reason for the trip.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri fled South Africa where he is currently facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged R100 million investment scheme with his wife Mary.
The preacher and his wife who were not found at home, later claimed that they were at a hospital.
Meanwhile, South Africa has filed extradition papers to try and get the fugitive couple back into the country to stand trial.