By Chancy Namadzunda:
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has alleged that some recognizable security personnel from South African agents have been trailing him in attempt to have him kidnapped.
According to a statement signed by his Spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo, the Prophet said he is extremely dismayed and astonishingly shocked by continuous intrusion into his private space by the agents.
“Through various tip-offs from well-wishers and our intelligence sources, we have it on record that these personnel from South Africa have been trailing the Prophet, to the extent of following him everywhere he goes under the guise of working under the ‘Embassy’.
“Further, the Prophet has, lately, been through a series of suspicious incidences that borders on his security to the point of involving the Malawi Police Service (MPS).
“We wish to underline here that we are well aware of their plot: we know where they lodge, we know their communication links, we know their local collaborators and we know their movements.
“It is shocking to note that some of the personnel involved in this scheme are the very same people that Prophet Bushiri opened intimidation and extortion cases against in South Africa in 2018.
“The Prophet suffered immensely at the machinations of these people in South Africa. The South African justice system failed to apprehend these people even after numerous criminal cases opened against them and also reporting them to various state security bodies. This, if you recall, is the reason the Prophet left South Africa to seek justice in his home country and he is highly respectful of the court processes he is going through.
“We must underscore, here, that now that he is home and free, the Prophet will not allow to be bullied and intimidated by these people in his home country the way they did in South Africa. Never.
“In this vein, we wish to make it clear to these people to, with immediate effect, back off from Prophet Bushiri. In fact, we must put it on record here that if these people escalate, the Prophet will be forced to resort to legitimate means, as spelled in the country’s Constitution, of how to protect himself when in danger.
“At the same time, we also want to thank Malawians of goodwill who are tireless in giving us tip-off with regards to these people. We urge you not to relent,” reads the statement in part
Bushiri and wife Mary Bushiri fled South Africa in 2020 where they are accused of money laundering and fraud.
The South African Government want the two to be taken to South Africa to answer the charges.