Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary released from jail. Malawi Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba has ordered the release of Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary who were arrested based on South Africa’s provisional request to detain them pending formal extradition request.
Nyimba argues that his ruling is based on the legality of the arrest and not what happened in South Africa, which she said is a case for another day. He has therefore ruled that the arrest was illegal.
Bushiri and his wife have been charged in South Africa, where they lived, with money laundering and fraud. They deny the charges. Their lawyer, Wapona Kita, asked the court to release the two unconditionally, saying their arrest had been illegal.
The state prosecutor had asked the court to allow police to keep the couple in custody for a further 30 days to allow for the South African government to formally submit an extradition request.
Mr Kita said it was illegal to arrest them before South Africa made a formal extradition request.
Source – ZimCitizenNews
In other news – Son of former Zimbabwe president collapse and dies in the UK
Son of former Zimbabwe president collapse and dies in the UK. I’m deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden death of Michael Banana in Liverpool, UK today. It’s reported that he just collapsed and died, this is unbelievable and so so painful. My heart goes to his family and MHDSRIP.
Michael Banana, the son of the first President of Zimbabw