Prophet Bushiri drags four Zambians to SA Court

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Kapasa with Bushiri

THE Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa has disclosed that it has taken up interest in the matter where four Zambians are appearing in Johannesburg Court accused of fraud.

His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said information had emerged that required that the Mission takes keen interest in the matter.

“After having an audience and discussing with the four accused persons, It has emerged that as an Embassy, we need to take interest in the matter as information has come to the fore that demonstrates that the four Zambians might be treated unfairly”.

This matter arose when infamous prophet, Sheperd Bushiri of Pretoria, through a company named ADF Company entered into a transaction with a Zambian national -Sedrick Kasanda “Alex” Kapasa, to allegedly supply gold to Bushiri’s ADF company.

His Excellency Mr. Mwamba expressed concern with the manner the case has been handled and the prejudicial media statements so far issued.

“We are concerned with the manner the Zambians were clearly set-up by the complainant-Sheperd Bushiri, his company ADF, and what appears to be a pre-organized arrest and their consequent incarceration”. He said.

“We also note the prompt and pre-emptive negative reports given to the media that has turned out to be highly prejudicial to the court case of Zambians which also appear to have predetermined their case” Mr. Mwamba said.

” We are also concerned that persons identified and hired by Sedrick Kasanda Kapasa as personal protection or body guards have also been arrested, implicated and are accused of the same alleged crime as that of Kapasa despite informing authorities that they were mere body guards to Kapasa”. He said.

On 21st April 2017, Police arrested Sedrick Kasanda Kapasa, Ephraim Musukwa, Andrew Nawa and Daniel Phiri at Michelangelo Towers Hotel in Sandton during their meeting with ADF Company officials representing Shepherd Bushiri.

Kapasa was having business meetings with Bushiri’s representatives to discuss their on-going commercial and mineral transactions.

Although the persons identified as body guards for Kapasa informed authorities that they were mere body guards, Police picked them up too.

The body guards are Ephraim Musukwa, Andrew Nawa and Daniel Phiri, who were also picked up together with Kapasa.

Shortly after their arrest, South African media reported that four men who posed as precious metals dealers to allegedly defraud a businessman (Bushiri) of nearly R10m and were arrested by the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court, the Hawks.

“The Zambian nationals: Alex Kapasa, 29, Andrew Nawa, 33, Ephraim Musukwu, 28, and Daniel Phiri, 37, will appear in court on Wednesday May 17th 2017 for their bail application.” Mr. Mwamba said.

“We have spoken to and are cooperating with the Hawks to ensure that the accused persons are given a fair hearing and trial” Mr. Mwamba said.

“We will not discuss the merits of the case or the validity of the claims from both sides, this is the duty of the Court. Our role is to ensure that Zambians are treated fairly and the criminal law is not used to punish mere business rivalry.” He emphasized.

“If it’s a commercial transaction and it has gone sour, the parties should go before civil courts than to use the high handedness of criminal procedures or criminal courts just because the accused persons are foreigners”. Mr. Mwamba said.

His Excellency Mr. Mwamba has since directed that his officials attend court session when the four Zambians appear for their bail application on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
Pretoria
South Africa

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12 Responses to Prophet Bushiri drags four Zambians to SA Court

  1. Kapasa could be a True conman. At 29 he already has 3 body guards. Eeeeeiiiii I doubt his innocence.

    Best Cop
    May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    • He’s not innocent this one imagine spending the 1 year wedding anniversary in prison he’s a fool.

      Precious
      May 26, 2017 at 9:57 am
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  2. Many will come in his name!!!last days…..

    jaz
    May 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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  3. PF Thieves

    Blago
    May 17, 2017 at 5:18 am
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  4. Bushiri the Satanist. This is what he does. Man of the devil

    mamba
    May 17, 2017 at 6:11 am
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  5. More interested in protecting thieves than protecting innocent partners in governance of Zambia who are languishing in jail. Birds of the same feathers flock together. Could it be that someone hopes Kapasa will reward him from the loot???

    Dean
    May 17, 2017 at 10:49 am
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  6. We are not interested in those criminals tell Zambians in south africa that an innocent man hh languishes in jail for no reasons so if he went to con a witch doctor or a prophet the onuses are his and his followers.personally i canot support thieves because there is no Gold in Zambia except at kansanshi they support that they just folowed him he never followed them and dont let us get involved in stupidity.
    when did mwamba .e become his excellency please?

    ba big
    May 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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  7. WE DID NOT SEND HIM SPARE NOT A THIEF PUNISH!

    ba big
    May 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm
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  8. SO PEOPLE OUT OF OFFERINGS ARE OPENING COMPANIES? GOOD IDEA I WILL TRY ONE BCOZ PIPO ARE DESPERATE

    ba big
    May 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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  9. YOU WANTED HIM TO DRAG THIEVES WHERE? TO HIS GARDEN? HE IS RIGHT SO THAT THEY CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES.

    ba big
    May 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm
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  10. Deport Bushiri to Malawi. No country seems to want this crooked fraudster who robs the poor.

    anthony
    May 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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  11. This Shad rack is a big thief, I have been trying to lock him up here in Zambia and he’s been bribing the police. Now this let them deal with him he deserves it. People’s tears he won’t go anywhere.

    Precious
    May 26, 2017 at 9:53 am
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