Self-styled prophet Shepherd Huzley Bushiri and his spouse Mary will spend one other weekend behind bars after their bail listening to was postponed to Monday morning.
Justice of the Peace Thandi Theledi granted the postponement after the state requested to file the heads of argument.
Theledi mentioned she gave the nod to the prosecutor’s postponement request as she was not prepared to make a ruling on the matter on Friday afternoon.
The protection authorized group tried to voice their opposition to the postponement, questioning why the prosecution was being given further time to file heads of argument. Nonetheless, Theledi declined to entertain their arguments as she had already dominated on the postponement.
The Bushiris and three others are accused of fraud and cash laundering involving R102-million.
The Bushiri’s advocate Anneline Van Den Heever argued through the listening to that they need to be launched on bail amounting between R100 000 and R200 000 as they weren’t flight threat.
Co-accused Zethu Mudolo requested the court docket to grant her bail for R20 000 as she was unemployed and she options as an accused individual within the fraud and cash laundering because of her husband Willah.
Her lawyer additionally instructed the court docket that the accused weren’t earlier proven the cost sheet and the record of people that had been going to be witnesses in opposition to them.
Zethu’s lawyer mentioned they solely lately noticed that the costs ranged between 2017 and 2019 and embody fraud and cash laundering.
He additionally described the arrest of Zethu, who was nabbed by a particular job power whereas she was within the firm of her nine-month-old and four-year previous offspring, as completely pointless.
The lawyer additionally revealed that the weight loss plan of accused Zethu’s toddler was negatively impacted following the arrest because the offspring has not been breastfed whereas the mom was positioned on detention.