Followers of South Africa based prophet Shepherd Bushiri turned up outside court in the capital, Pretoria, to show their support for him, after he was arrested on Friday over allegations of fraud.
Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary were arrested following an investigation which began in 2015.
Police say the couple’s luxury cars, houses and private jet could also be seized pending the finalisation of the criminal case against them. They have not commented on the allegations.
In court on Monday they were formally charged with fraud and money laundering but were not asked to plead.
His supporters, who had been singing and dancing outside the court from early Monday, had been waiting for an update of what had happened inside the court.
When news broke of the hearing being postponed, the crowd began marching through the streets near the court, pleading for his release.
Earlier, Pastor Paseka Mboro visited the court and asked the Bushiri supporters to remain calm.
He also advised that the family had asked them to attend an evening meeting.