Hawks in South Africa on Thursday arrested a police brigadier and her husband in relation to the investigation of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife, Mary, South Africa media reports.

According to Colonel Katlego Mogale, a 46-year-old Brigadier based at the Organised Crime of the Detective Service Head Office and her 50-year-old husband were expected appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning following their arrest for corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

“The pair handed themselves to the team of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation tasked with the investigation of criminal activities relating to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri,” said Mogale.

Their warrants of arrest were authorized yesterday [Wednesday 9 December 2020] in relation to an amount of R500 000 (over K25 Million) that was allegedly paid to the Brigadier.

“The investigation started as an Inquiry and it was converted into a case docket in February 2020,” added Mogale.

When asked if the Brigadier received the money from Bushiri himself, Mogale could not confirm.

She could only confirm that the Brigadier received a “gratification” in connection to the investigation into Bushiri. Mogale said further information would be revealed during the pair’s court appearance in Pretoria.

Bushiri and his wife Mary skipped the country for Malawi shortly after receiving their K10 million bail each.

The pair, along with three others were accused of fraud, money laundering and theft.

 

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