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Explainers

Explainer: Who is Shepherd Bushiri and how did he escape?

Bushiri is one of hundreds, probably more, religious leaders in South Africa which operate, totally unregulated, under dubious circumstances. By Verashni Pillay and Sarah Evans Pastor and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri skipped the country last weekend, after being arrested on money laundering and fraud charges. Who is he, and why is he important? Who is …

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OUR TAKE: Bushiri’s escape and the case for regulation of SA churches

Editorial It is no coincidence that while self-proclaimed prophet and pastor, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary were having their bail revoked in a South African court on Monday, at a separate hearing in downtown Johannesburg, harrowing testimonies of human rights abuses at churches were heard. The question of how the Bushiris managed to leave …

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