Embattled self proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri's woes with the earthly authorities are far from over as more revelations of his false ministry are made public.
According to a report by City Press, from a trove of emails and documents recovered in what the prophet sold as commodity investment opportunity, Bushiri swindled the congregation of millions of rands in what might have been what was shipped back to his home country of Malawi.
The previous investigations which involve money laundering allege that at some point, the prophet shipped back home thoruogh his private jets at least 15 million dollars monthly, illegally.
Emails and other documents obtained by City Press show that investors were promised a 50% return within 30 banking days of placing their investments of between R100 000 and R1 million.
According to three investors City Press spoke to last week, it all began when, during a church service in March 2017, Bushiri allegedly announced that he wanted to empower members of his church and “make them millionaires”.
A follow-up email sent to selected congregants with the subject line “commodity investment opportunity is open – minimum is R100 000!” began with the words: “I hear good news … HURRY!! It’s first come-first-serve.”
Congregants were told they had just two days to get in on a hot investment opportunity and were promised the impossible 50% return.
The email continued: “For example, when you invest R100 000, you will receive R150 000 pay back after 30 banking days.
“Come with cash (not cards) to Hall A from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 29 March (today) and Thursday 30th March 2017.”
Those who couldn’t bring cash were told to SMS a number for “BushiriBuzz” to get the banking details.
Duped investors told City Press that the hall was packed to the brim with people on those two days as congregants handed over wads of cash.
But those who could not deliver the cash were told to deposit their money into the account of a company called Rising Estates, the directors of which are well-known Bushiri lieutenants, Willah Mudolo, Duncan Oduor Otieno and Kit Ching Catherine Kum.
The three have often appeared alongside Bushiri on TV. More details