Date set for Bushiri extradition

File: Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri waves at supporters. AFP/Amos Gumulira

LILONGWE - The formal extradition hearing for Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary is set to begin on 8 March.

The couple appeared in court on Wednesday after a warrant of arrest was issued.

READ: Bushiri extradition papers signed

On 8 February, Malawi will file an application for their extradition to South Africa. 

Their defence counsel will be given an opportunity on 16 February to file a response before the matter is finally heard on 8 March. 

The Bushiris fled South Africa in November where they were on bail facing charges of fraud and money-laundering.


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