South Africa’s security agencies are investigating credible claims that fugitive self-proclaimed preacher Shepherd Bushiri has been in the country several times since his dramatic escape in 2020 – the most recent visit being just two months ago. And, News24 reports, they are trying to establish how, during his last foray into the country, Bushiri managed to slip through a tight security cordon that had been set up to apprehend him. Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi said the issue of borders being porous was a global problem and that people and illegal substances are smuggled through the border often. However, he said, for smuggling to happen through the border entry point – the actual port of access – would require some collusion with officials in the six departments operating at the border, including home affairs, the police and the SA Revenue Service.