Arrest of Mapisa-Nqakula put on hold until court ruling


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For now, the brakes have been pulled on National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula arrest pending the outcome of her application for an interdict. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has given the corruption accused Mapisa-Nqakula a reprieve until April 2nd, the day the North Gauteng High Court is expected to rule on the matter.
The speaker is seeking to stop her arrest. She wants an order that she can appear in the dock on a summons as opposed to being arrested. But the NPA’s legal representative Advocate Makhosi Gwala, argues that allowing Mapisa-Nqakula to decide the terms of her prosecution sets a dangerous precedent. The speaker is accused of accepting bribes from a supplier while she was the defence minister. She is reportedly facing 12 corruption charges and one of money laundering.


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