Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and their three co-accused are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday morning to continue with their bail application.
The five accused are currently facing charges of money laundering, fraud, and contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act to the tune of R102 million.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, the Department of Home Affairs mentioned that Bushiri and his wife are illegal immigrants in South Africa and this will make the situation difficult for the couple in court.
The State plans to argue against them been granted bail because they could use that means to possibly evade trial.
However, Bushiri’s supporters and church members are expected to gather outside the court building to show support for their church leader.
Bushiri is believed to be the second richest pastor in South Africa.
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