A millionaire preacher wanted in South Africa on fraud and money-laundering charges was arrested in his native Malawi today, police said. The AFP reports that Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed prophet known for ‘miracles’ and an opulent lifestyle, skipped to Malawi last week in breach of strict bail conditions imposed by a South African court.
Malawian police launched a manhunt for the fugitive on Tuesday after Interpol issued an arrest warrant in Pretoria. ‘The prophet and his wife handed themselves over to the police … (in Lilongwe on) Wednesday, November 18, 2020, when they got wind of their impending arrest,’ a police spokesperson said in a statement.