Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have reportedly handed themselves over to authorities in their home country of Malawi.
According to the SA TIMES, the criminals reported to law enforcement in area 30 in Lilongwe on Wednesday morning.
The fugitives fled South Africa last week after being released on R200,000 bail each.
They’re wanted on charges of money laundering, fraud and theft.
It has also emerged that at least two women have also accused Bushiri of rape. One of those cases dates back to 2017.
Government has not yet explained how the criminals managed to skip the country in yet another embarrassing blunder for South Africa.
The man who has named himself Shepherd Bushiri has released a statement to the SADC community.
In it, he states that by virtue of detailing the irregularities surrounding their case in Parliament on Tuesday, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi ventured into the merits of the pending criminal trial which has strengthened his contention that he and his wife, Mary, will not be treated fairly.
He took issue with the mentioning of him and his wife being in possession of five passports each, explaining that this was the case as they were frequent travellers.
Bushiri, however, confirmed that they held diplomatic passports, even though they weren’t diplomats.
Although Bushiri claims that he was not seeking political intervention from the Malawian government, he had met with senior officials there, including the president since his return to the country.
Despite his lack of faith in the South African justice system’s fairness, in the same statement, Bushiri pleaded with authorities not to revoke his South African permits insisting that neither he nor his wife had done anything wrong.