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Shepherd Bushiri head of security in court on corruption charge

An SAPS Organised Crime officer and her husband, head of security for Shepherd Bushiri, face corruption charges linked to an alleged rape.


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Controversial Kenyan pastor Shepherd Bushiri’s head of security and his wife, a senior member of the SAPS, appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court facing charges of corruption this week.

Rosey Resondt, a 45-year-old brigadier who works as a member of the SAPS National Organised Crime Unit appeared in court with her husband, Clifford Cornelius Resondt, who works as the head of security for Shepherd Bushiri.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) national spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said that the couple had appeared in court on charges of corruption after Clifford had been arrested on 20 January 2018 for allegedly raping a child. 

“An amount of R500 000 was transferred from the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries to Rosy’s account on the 22 January 2018 and the amount reflected on the parents of the child’s home loan account,” Ngwema said.

“The same day when the money reflected on the parents account, the child dropped the charges against the husband.”

Ngwema said that during the next court appearance the rape charge against him had been withdrawn.

Ngwema said that the couple was this week granted bail of R15 000 each under strict conditions. 

“Bail conditions were that they should attend court for the duration of the court proceedings. They must not intimidate witnesses and must report to their closest police station (Olivenhoodbosh police station) on Mondays,” Ngwema said.

He said the couple was also ordered to hand over their passports to the SAPS investigating officer and restricted from travelling to any SA ports of entry.

“The husband should not travel outside Gauteng and Rosy should submit her work travel itinerary to the investigating officer before travelling,” he said.

Rosy was ordered to hand over her third passport within 14 days and the couple was ordered not to apply for new passports 

Matter postponed for further investigation.