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Millionaire South African preacher Shepherd Bushiri ‘who took selfie with God’ charged with conning believers out o…

A PREACHER who amassed a £120million fortune by claiming he can walk on air, summon angels and cure cancer has been charged with money laundering and fraud.

Malawi-born Shepherd Bushiri found wealth, fame and power by setting up a string of radical churches across South Africa.


Shepherd Bushiri made a fortune by establishing a string of churches in South Africa
 The preacher and self-declared prophet has amassed a £120million fortune


The preacher and self-declared prophet has amassed a £120million fortune

His Sunday sermons in Pretoria attract 40,000 people every week, who witness him bringing people “back to life” or appearing to make wheelchair-bound congregants walk.

However, the 35-year-old and his family have now been arrested in Johannesburg following a three-year probe into his finances.

He’s even alleged to have spirited cases…

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Why Are More African-Americans Charged With Resisting Arrest In Asheville?

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African-Americans in Asheville are far more likely to be charged with resisting an officer during a police encounter than white people. A five-year analysis of arrest records from the Asheville Citizen-Times shows that 35 percent of resisting an officer charges — sometimes called “resist, delay, obstruct” or RDO — were made against African-Americans, even though black people are only 12 percent of the Asheville population.

Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Joel Burgess, who covers government…

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Top South African rapper charged with premeditated murder of wife

A popular South African rapper, Thulani Ngcobo, otherwise known as Pitch Black Afro, was on Thursday charged with “premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice” after the death of his wife on New Year’s Eve.

The deceased, Catherine Modusane, died at a BnB in Johannesburg following an argument with the rapper on December 31, according to South African media.

Modusane was found dead in a room in the early hours of that day and preliminary investigations showed that she had died of natural causes while an inquest docket was opened.

The pathologist leading the case, however, later found that she had died from unnatural causes, compelling a murder investigation to be opened, reported SowetanLIVE.

“There was an inquest opened but we changed that to…

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Ugandan officers charged with abducting Rwanda refugees

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Eight Ugandan security officers have been charged in a military court with abducting and illegally repatriating Rwandan asylum seekers to Kigali, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

The men, among them a military colonel and seven police officers, are suspected of involvement in forcibly handing over former security officer Joel Mutabazi and his brother Jackson Kalemera to Kigali in 2013.

The two men had been granted asylum in Uganda and Human Rights Watch at the time accused the Kampala of having “utterly failed” to protect Mutabazi, who was at “serious risk” of persecution in his home country.

“The eight officers, one a military officer and seven police officers appeared before the general court martial and were charged with abducting and repatriating Rwandan asylum…

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Man charged with murder in Houston girl’s death – National News

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said Sunday that the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl as she rode in her family’s vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.

Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. in the Dec. 30 death of Jazmine Barnes. Family and community activists had previously said they believed the death was racially motivated since the victim was African-American, and investigators had been searching for a white man with blue eyes who was driving a red pickup.

Black is also African-American.

During a court hearing early Sunday, prosecutors said Black admitted to investigators that he was driving a vehicle in which a passenger opened fire on the car Jazmine was in. The vehicle he said he was driving was a dark-colored Kia SUV.

Prosecutors did not immediately explain the…

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Man Charged With Murder in Houston Girl’s Death

A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting that authorities said Sunday appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, not a racially motivated attack, as her family feared.

Jazmine Barnes’ family had described the gunman in the Dec. 30 slaying as a white man driving a red pickup, and…

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