Controversial church leader Shepherd Bushiri has been arrested.
A statement from the church says he and his wife Mary were arrested by the Hawks on fraud and money laundering charges.
“As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father was guilty. He has been detained and is being questioned by the Hawks in Silverton, Pretoria.”
Bushiri spokesperson Maynard Manyowa says: “Police came in the morning to the hotel, picked them up, saying they wanted to talk to them. They wouldn’t tell us exactly why or how. They didn’t take them to as police station, but they took them to the headquarters of the Hawks.”
Early last year, reports emerged that Bushiri was sending about R15 million a month to his birth country Malawi.
It was said the money was transported out of South Africa to Malawi in the pastor’s private jet and a few vehicles.
Earlier on Friday, the CRL Rights Commission found that the controversial church leader was not responsible for the stampede at his Pretoria church where three people died, saying that the church fully complied with safety regulations.
After a two-day hearing this week into the tragedy, the commission said after due consideration, it found that the church was granted a compliance certificate prior to the service in December last year.
Seventeen other people were injured as they scrambled for cover during a thunderstorm at Bushiri’s popular Enlightened Christian Gathering Church.
CHEATING SCANDAL!!! Akhona responds to Scoop Makhathini’s Twitter rant!
This is the thing about being betrayed by the one that you love dearly, you almost want to tell the whole world about that person’s not so good deeds. Such was the case with one of Mzansi’s most revered hip hop commentator and all round entertainer, Siyabonga Scoop Ngwekazi, who allegedly took to his Twitter page last night and vented about his girlfriend, Akhona Carpede – accusing her of cheating.
Twitter was lit after Scoop dragged Akhona as he posted a series of tweets expressing just how hurt he was by her actions. In one of the posted, he even included a photo of Akhona and the alleged guy that was regarded as a”Best friend” by her.
However, a few moments later Scoop then stated that his Twitter account was actually hacked, therefore his rant about his girlfriend is false. This move from Scoop left many Tweeps wondering if his account was truly hacked or there’s actually more to the story than meets the eye?
Well, earlier yesterday Akhona posted what seemed like a subtle jab surrounding her and Scoop currently. The general tone of her tweet have left many convinced that there was no hacking of accounts on Scoop’s end, as he had maintained after the frenzy last night.
Taking to Twitter, the following was posted by Akhona.
Be still Madlomo. No clapback or retort to your detractors is worth it. Be content to play the game that is being a strong, independent black women. Those that love me, I love you. Those that loathe me, I love you too.❤️ #Akhona pic.twitter.com/CL49VQxRg1
— acalaca (@MissAcalaca) April 17, 2019
It’s interesting how she mentioned the word “loath” in this tweet as that’s exactly what was tweeted by Scoop’s alleged hacker.
“YOU KNOW MY NUMBER!!! Zahara’s message to her fans
AFTER singer Zahara’s explosive accusations against her former record label bosses, the star has been inundated with bookings, but she says the bookings were still done via her old management with which she parted ways.
The star took to her Instagram account to clarify through a video post, that now bookings should be done via Oyama Dyosiba, who does publicity for her, as well as bookings.
The Loliwe hitmaker went on to thank her fans for their unwavering support after the revealing that TS records owes her millions of rands.
The star whose real name is Bulelwa Mtukutana went on to MoFlav’s show The Drive to dish out some dirt on how she was allegedly swindled out of millions of rands by TS records.
However, both Sbu and TK Nciza have denied that they owe her money and claim that they paid her all the money that was owed to her.
DJ Zinhle And Jessica Nkosi Break The Internet With Stunning Selfies
Such beauty in one pic is a rare thing. DJ Zinhle and Jessica Nkosi left many in awe of their looks as they took over Twitter.
They are part of a music video in which Zinhle is a beautiful bride.
— #MeetingYourPower #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) April 17, 2019
— Jessica Nkosi (@JessicaNkosi) April 17, 2019