Hundreds of protesters gathered at Lilongwe High Court in Malawi to demonstrate against Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife extradition.

Bushiri’s extradition hearing had been postponed after his legal team made an application for the recusal of the magistrate in the case, citing “evidence bias”.

Protesters demanded a fair legal process for their prophet who they said is not guilty of any crime.

Bushiri and his wife are wanted in South Africa for alleged fraud and money-laundering, among other charges.

A warrant of arrest was filed against the pair after they violated bail conditions and fled South Africa for Malawi in November last year.

If the extradition application is granted, the Bushiris will have to return to South Africa to face charges.