Controversial South African Preacher Shepherd Bushiri’s family was on Sunday night stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya.
The family members, two daughters, Raphaella and Israella, and his mother-in-law Esther Bushiri were stopped at Kamuzu International Airport from leaving the Southern African country in a private jet.
However, the pastor and his wife, Mary, were not on the plane during the incident but authorities suspect that they were also planning to sneak out of the country.
Official sources in Malawi who spoke to Africa24.news said that the family had applied for asylum in Kenya.
Bushiri would later claim that one of his daughters needed serious medical attention, the reason they were headed for Kenya.
In November 2020, Bushiri and his family left South Africa for Malawi after he was granted bail on a money laundering case that he is facing. He remains a wanted man in South Africa where he is supposed to answer to fraud, money laundering and corruption charges.
The pastor is currently fighting extradition after the South African government asked Malawi to deport them.
The extradition case is expected to kick off on March 6, 2021.