‘Over R100m in unpaid taxes’: Sars goes after Bushiri’s TV channel

‘Over R100m in unpaid taxes’: Sars goes after Bushiri’s TV channel

Prophet Bushiri is making headlines after the South African Revenue Service dragged him over R100 million in unpaid taxes.

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Malawian man of oath prophet Shepherd Bushiri is making headlines against his woes with the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

Reports have it that the South African Revenue Services has set its sights on prophet Bushiri’s television channel, Prophetic Channel.


Sunday World reports that the taxman has billed prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s popular channel over R100 million for unpaid taxes. However, the news has since thrust the controversial man of oath into the top trends.

Confirmed reports have it that the revenue service applied for a judgment against Bushiri’s channel in the high court in Johannesburg last week. This is undoubtedly not the first time he has hogged headlines for the wrong reasons.

However, his recent tax woes come years after his fortune was seized after he violated his bail conditions. In 2019, Bushiri and his wife were nabbed for a string of charges that dated back to 2015. However, against the backdrop of their arrest, the two skipped the borders after being released on bail.

However, against their escape, their assets were seized. Prophet Bushiri had violated his bail conditions. Let’s dive into prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s alleged seized fortune, which took a toll on his net worth.


Rumour mill has it that he had already moved some of his assets to Malawi when the state seized his flashiest cars. However, some moved assets include a R4 million Bentley Bentayga limited edition and his R5 million Maserati. Some of the assets which were not seized include:

However, in April 2023, Bushiri’s wife, Mary, owed Sars R44 million in unpaid taxes. His tax woes often implicate his net worth. Rumour has it that his business empire, rumoured to be worth billions, has since collapsed.

The controversial prophet had made a fortune in South Africa and established a colourful business portfolio. Against their woes, prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife revealed that the SAPS had demanded millions of rands from them.

He has it that it was because they were foreigners. According to IOL prophet Bushiri claims he chose not to bow down to corruption.

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