Controversial Malawi, South Africa based prophet Shepherd Bushiri, popularly known as “Major 1”, “Papa” by his followers has been arrested in South Africa alongside his wife for fraud and money laundering.
A statement released by his church followers on Twitter shared by @Thembekile confirmed the news on social media.
He has been heavily criticised for performing staged miracles and selling of mantles, water and oils. His wife Mary was also arrested in the early hours of the day and escorted by the police to the be questioned about the charges.
Reports emerged that he transported R15 million, equivalent of £860,000 sterling from South Africa to Malawi by private jet and cars.
A video also emerged from the self-acclaimed prophet who told his church that he will go to jail.