Pretoria – Shocking evidence has come through of an Angolan expat in South Africa plotting to extort at least R2,000,000 (2 million) from flamboyant billionaire celebrity preacher, Shepherd Bushiri.
According to information provided by sources, in the form of whatsapp conversations, a recorded telephone call, and witness statements, a man named Martins Antonio (alisa Pico Santana) approached a public relations security expert (name supplied) having been referred to him by a colleague.
Martins Antonio, having introduced himself, proceeds to give a brief background to the PR Expert turned informant, which includes the controversy surrounding a prophecy which was done on his wife, which exposed his infidelity.
According to the images supplied, Martins Antonio tried and failed to set-up a meeting with Prophet Bushiri, from which he hoped to pressure him into some form of financial rewards. After that failed, Martins then proceeded to deliberate start false and malicious stories about the Prophet in the hope of pressuring him into getting R2 Million.
Then it gets interesting, as Martins admits that the prophecy done on his wife was accurate, and that all he wanted was attention from Prophet Bushiri. When the informant rejects the proposal on the base that it could lead to a counter suit, Martins then mentions using Nigerians to organise a hit on the Prophet.
Two days after being turned down, which we are told happened on the day that Martins Antonio’s court bid failed, he then returned to the informant hoping to persuade him to agree to the deal of extortion.
Other evidence shown to reporters included witness statements from three people who allege they were approached by Antonio Martins. Investigators were able to independently confirm that the cell number on this whatsapp does belong to Martins, by phoning him.
Further evidence including telephone conversations, and emails between Martins Antonio and Malawian based image consultants could not be provided, as our sources told us they intend to present those emails as evidence in a defamation lawsuit against Martins Antonio.
When our reporters based in Zambia attempted to interview Martins, he rejected their advances and instead threatened them with death, alleging he was a very powerful ANC member with links to the Presidium, who could have them killed even in Zambia.