The embattled leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church, self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, on Friday said despite the allegations of rape being probed against him, he will be exonerated by South Africa’s justice system as he is innocent. The African News Agency reports that in a televised address to his congregants, Bushiri said in the past three years he had been a victim of “unlawful and unconstitutional investigations driven by extortion and blackmail” at the hands of corrupt law enforcement officers in South Africa. “I am always getting information that I am under investigations and if I give a certain amount of money, I will be let free. It’s tiring. This is blackmail and extortion,” said Bushiri.