I just bumped into Bushiri, vows Malawi minister

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I just bumped into Bushiri, vows Malawi minister

He says he met the soon-to-be fugitive by coincidence in a mall, where they bonded over their shared language

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Two members of the Malawian government delegation that visited SA last week saw fugitive Shepherd Bushiri in Pretoria – shortly before he reportedly fled the country (https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-11-14-prophet-bushiri-and-wife-skip-bail-flee-to-malawi-for-safety/) for Malawi.

The delegation was in SA for President Lazarus Chakwera’s meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Malawian government confirmed the meeting but stressed it did not help the self-proclaimed prophet to flee the country.

Sean Kampondeni, director of communications for the Malawian government, told a media briefing on Monday that the meeting with Bushiri happened by chance. He had decided to clear the air after he, Bushiri, Malawi’s foreign affairs minister Eisenhower Mkaka and a former employee of Bushiri who is a South African were photographed together last week, leading to speculation that it was here that Bushiri’s exit could have been discussed...

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