The Government of Malawi will re-arrest Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri for extradition to South Africa.
The nod for extradition, paving way for the couple’s re-arrest has been issued by the Attorney General, Chikosa Silungwe.
According to Malawi 24, Attorney General Silungwe, gave the Minister of Homeland Security the nod to proceed with the extradition process for the couple.
Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda has since signed the extradition request and Bushiri and wife Mary are expected to be re-arrested.
Bushiri who is leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church together with his wife Mary fled from South Africa last month defying their strict bail conditions.
The two are accused of fraud and money laundering charges related to an investment scheme valued at about R102 million.
Earlier this month, the South African government sent the extradition request and expressed hope that the Malawi Government will cooperate.