God knows how the Bushiris fled, but praise be that they did

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God knows how the Bushiris fled, but praise be that they did

In a country where miscreants are sure they can dodge the law, it’s a welcome novelty for someone to be scared of it

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I don’t know about camels, the eyes of needles, or the kingdom of Heaven, but it turns out it’s pretty easy for a rich man to enter the Republic of Malawi.

The specifics remain shrouded in political and logistical mystery, but what seems clear is that Shepherd Bushiri, a brilliant salesman who has amassed a fortune by selling a product you can’t test until you die, has Holy Ghosted on SA.

As the news broke on Saturday that he had skipped bail and skedaddled with his wife, many South Africans began to speculate that the Bushiris had been snatched up to salvation in a flaming chariot manufactured by the Boeing Corporation and belonging to Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera...

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