Malawi Court Rejects Shepard Bushiris’ Defense in Extradition Case

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Author: 
Kayla DeAlto
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 

Recently, the Malawi courts have denied Shepard Bushiris’ defense in response to South Africa’s extradition request.[1] Shepard Bushiri was arrested in South Africa for money laundering and fraud charges. Shortly after he was granted bail by the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s Court under strict conditions. Once released from bail, he fled to his home country, Malawi. In response, South Africa sent a formal extradition request to Malawi, which the Malawian government received bin December 2020.[2] Since December 2020, South Africa has been trying to have Bushiri extradited under the Southern African Development Community Protocol (SADC Protocol).[3]



[1] Malawi Court Denies Bushiris’ Application to Dismiss Extradition Request, Tripale (April 28, 2021) https://tripale.com/malawi-court-denies-bushiris-application-to-dismiss-....

[2] Bushiris’ Legal Team Seeks to Have SA’s Extradition Request Dismissed, Daily Nation (Mar. 31, 2021) https://dailynationzambia.com/2021/03/31/bushiris-legal-team-seeksto-hav....

[3] Malawi Court Denies Bushiris’ Application to Dismiss Extradition Request, Tripale (April 28, 2021) https://tripale.com/malawi-court-denies-bushiris-application-to-dismiss-....