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South Africa

S.A Defense Department Denies Ex-Speaker’s Legal Fee Request Amid Corruption Allegations

The S.A Department of Defence and Military Veterans has rejected former National Assembly speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's request to have her legal fees paid by the department. She is facing corruption charges for allegedly soliciting and accepting 2.5-million-rand in bribes from a contractor, while she was Defence minister. Mapisa-Nqakula is currently out on 50-thousand-rand bail. Defence minister Thandi Modise says thorough consideration with relevant authorities was taken in this matter:  

todayMay 20, 2024 15

South Africa

South Africa’s former National Assembly speaker faces 12 counts of fraud and corruption

The Pretoria Magistrate's Court granted former Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula bail of 50 thousand rand. The case has been postponed to 4 June and a second accused will then be added to the case. The New York Times reports that Mapisa-Nqakula, 67, was charged in court on Thursday with 12 counts of corruption and one count of money laundering. She was accused of soliciting about 4.5 million rand in bribes and […]

todayApril 4, 2024 9

South Africa

SA’s Deputy Speaker Tsenoli to Serve as Acting National Assembly Speaker Following Mapisa-Nqakula’s Resignation

South Africa's Parliament has announced that Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli will continue in his role as acting National Assembly speaker. This decision comes after the immediate resignation of Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula amid corruption allegations. Mapisa-Nqakula has emphasized that her resignation does not imply any admission of guilt regarding the allegations against her. Parliament's spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, stated that Mapisa-Nqakula's decision was motivated by a profound respect for the integrity of Parliament. […]

todayApril 4, 2024 26

South Africa

South African court rejects Mapisa-Nqakula’s bid to stop arrest

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed South Africa’s former speaker of Parliament Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's attempt to stop her arrest. Justice Sulet Potterill said if the court were to grant Mapisa-Nqakula's application, all suspects would make such an appointment to prevent their arrest. Potterill ruled that the court could not declare an arrest unlawful before it happened. The Judge also struck the application from the roll and ordered her to […]

todayApril 2, 2024 19

South Africa

High Court in Pretoria Sets Date for Ruling on SA’s National Assembly Speaker’s Urgent Court Bid

The High Court in Pretoria has scheduled the ruling on an urgent court bid by SA's National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for the second of next month. Judge Sulet Potterill expressed dissatisfaction with Mapisa-Nqakula's request to inspect evidence before the ruling. The State has pledged not to arrest Mapisa-Nqakula until the court's decision. On special leave, she seeks to prevent arrest over alleged bribery while serving as Defence Minister. National […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 9

South Africa

SA National Assembly Speaker Seeks Court Order to Prevent Arrest Amid Corruption Allegations

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the National Assembly speaker of South Africa, is set to file an urgent application before the High Court in Pretoria on 9 April, aiming to halt her potential arrest on corruption charges. The move follows speculation regarding her possible arrest after a raid at her Johannesburg residence in connection with bribery allegations from her tenure as Minister of Defense and Military Veterans. Mapisa-Nqakula demands access to the complete […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 15