The extradition case involving founder of Enlightened Christian Church (ECG) Prophet Cdw Bushiri has been adjourned to July 11, 2022. Chief Resident Magistrate Madalitso Chimwaza is presiding over the case.
In the case Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary told the court that they want South African witnesses to come in the country and testify themselves physically in court.
Sizable members of ECG were in court to give moral support.
Morning team. Here is what will transpire in Court today. Please, wherever you don’t understand, please ask me.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife, Mary, returned to the Lilongwe Magistrate Court to continue hearing their extradition case.
In the court today, the State—through the Director of Public Prosecution Steve Kayuni applied to have witnesses record their evidence in South African because of logistical challenges, arguing that it’s expensive to bring and accommodate the witnesses in Malawi.
Lawyer for the Bushiris, Wapona Kita, however, challenged the application because the issue was already dealt with by the same Court in its ruling of 8th June 2021 where the Court decided that the reasons were not convincing enough, hence the court having already decided on the matter cannot revisit its own decision.
Speaking with reporters today, Bushiri’s lawyer Wapona Kita said they want witnesses to come to Malawi to testify because Bushiri cannot go to South Africa considering that he works in Malawi and the case is also happening in Malawi.
Speaking on the issue, Director of Public Prosecution Steve Kayuni said that they want the High Court to rule on the matter.