17 November 2020
PRETORIA – Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the department wants to revoke the permanent residency of Sherpherd Bushiri and wife Mary as it was issued irregularly.
The department says this action had been suspended by a court pending the Bushiri’s pleading in court in May 2021.
On allegations that Bushiri left with Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, Motsoaledi assured parliament that there was no sign of Bushiri and his wife Mary on the plane of Chakwera.
Motsoaledi said, “Police and Hawks arrived at the Waterkloof Airport to check if Bushiri and his wife would travel with the Malawi delegation after the Bushiris did not pitch up to sign at police station as part of bail conditions.”
Home Affairs have said there was no trace of movements of Bushiri and his wife Mary leaving via any of the border posts.
Their last movements was on 19 January 2019.
Motsoaledi also confirmed that the department checked with Lesotho on whether Sherperd Bushiri and his wife Mary used a chartered flight from Lesotho.
Despite the concerns of the department the court granted the Bushiri’s bail of R200 000 each.
Bushiri and his wife along with other co-accused are facing charges of fraud and money laundering.
Bushiri through a virtual briefing informed South African authorities that he feared for is life therefore he left for Malawi. He further presented demands among them that a new team be established to investigate his charges and also that his case. against some investigating officers be recognised