“Bushiri and his wife first entered South Africa on September 6, 2009. They received visitor visas. While he (Bushiri) was here in 2014, 2015 and 2016, he registered companies with CIPC and started conducting business . not allowed under visitor visa and immigration law. “
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“In 2012, Mary Bushiri, the wife, entered South Africa via OR Tambo International Airport. She then produced a permanent resident visa, not a visitor visa, a permanent resident visa, which was, according to what she produced, granted to her on February 1, 1997. “
Motsoaledi says the department will continue to investigate the matter.
Bushiri and his wife Mary also face charges of fraud, money laundering and theft.
They remain in custody until the next court hearing on Monday.