Mapisa-Nqakula to know her fate next week

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National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, will know her fate next week Tuesday.

The high court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in the politician’s bid to interdict her arrest over bribery allegations.

The former Defence Minister faces multi-million rand corruption charges dating back to 2016 during her time in the position.

According to the charge sheet, the Speaker received R2.5 million of the more than R4 million she had allegedly solicited.

Most of the money was said to have been received at her Johannesburg home in Bruma.

She approached the court in a bid to block her possible arrest and have her legal team furnished with the evidence against her.

Her team has since rubbished the case against her as weak and riddled with irregularities.

The Parliament Speaker’s legal representatives believe the case can’t possibly justify her pending arrest.

Among the irregularities mentioned, include that a report detailing Mapisa-Nqakula’s alleged corruption, had been leaked to the media.

They’re also convinced that during the NPA’s investigations, the state had spied on Mapisa-Nqakula by intercepting her calls.

The National Assembly Speaker says the ongoing case against her has caused damage to her reputation, and wants the court to intervene.

The NPA has denied the allegations levelled against the law enforcement officials.

It added that the legal process can’t be dictated by an accused person by virtue of their status. Written by Naomi Kobbie


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