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Bushiri devotees take to social media, express defiance as “Major One” spends night in police custody

PRETORIA, February 2 – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church members have taken to social media platforms following the arrest of charismatic “prophet” Shepherd Bushiri, whom they affectionately call “Major One”, sharing messages of support and solidarity. Some of the devotees went the extra mile – already casting aspersions on the validity of the serious charges […]

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Shepherd Bushiri arrested

PRETORIA, February 1  – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Shepherd Bushiri has been arrested, sources within his congregation told African News Agency (ANA) on Friday. Bushiri and his wife Mary were allegedly arrested at their Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg. According to a statement released by the church on Friday evening, police officers – […]

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Senior officials arrested for fraud, money laundering at Umzimkhulu Local Municipality

DURBAN, September 12 – Several former senior managers from the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday, accused of paying select service providers who were awarded fake tenders. They are accused of being part of a syndicate that created fake ‘legal’ contracts with service providers for non-existent service provision and […]

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Harry Gwala District officials to appear in court for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – At least 10 suspects aged between 20 and 48 are expected to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to face charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, said the suspects include five officials from Harry Gwala District municipality, four company directors […]

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Disgraced ANC fraudster gets membership suspended

PORT ELIZABETH, April 26 – A disgraced Nelson Mandela Bay councillor, convicted of fraud and money laundering and jailed for five years, has had his membership suspended by the African National Congress (ANC). Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary, Lulama Ngcukayitobi, issued a statement on Thursday, shortly after Bongo Nombiba was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Commercial […]

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Pretoria court to sentence former Land Bank CEO and parliamentarian for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, March 7 – The sentencing proceedings of three high profile people and a law firm convicted of fraud and money laundering are expected to resume in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonodwane said in a statement on Wednesday that the trio and the law firm would be sentenced on […]