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DOJCD addresses claims of removal of documents in Bushiri’s case

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The DOJCD took to Twitter to circulate a statement refuting claims that certain documents relating to the Bushiri case were illegally removed during the proceedings.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development took to Twitter on Tuesday, 3 November 2020, to confirm that no documents have been removed from controversial prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s case file. Bushiri, his wife and a co-accused are currently facing charges of money laundering, amongst others. It also recently came to light that the two allegedly acquired their citizenship documents illegally.

The statement on the matter read, “The department conducted a full investigation and, in this regard, it can be confirmed that the bench notes of the magistrate are in the possession of the relevant court officials.“ In driving the point home, the DOJCD added, “It should be noted that all dockets are held by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after they have [been] received from the South African Police Service (SAPS).”

The contentious court case has led to a dedicated congregation gathering on the streets and calling for the release of their religious leader. The court case is set to commence on Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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