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High Court Ruling on Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula’s Bid to Block Expected Today



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The High Court in Pretoria is poised to deliver judgment on an urgent application filed by embattled National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to prevent an impending arrest amid ongoing corruption investigations. IOL reports that Judge Sulet Potterill presided over the 94-page application last week, ruling that Mapisa-Nqakula would not face immediate arrest pending her decision on Tuesday.

Potterill, tasked with reviewing court papers submitted by both parties, postponed proceedings to 3 pm during the initial hearing. Reg Willis, of Mapisa-Nqakula’s counsel, said that Mapisa-Nqakula was not at risk of hurting herself, others, or witnesses. Her immediate predecessor, the defence minister, Mapisa-Nqakula, has strenuously denied that he had ever received a bribe during his term. However, it is now alleged that he took a bribe earlier.

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In the court documents, she graciously requests the High Court in Pretoria to permanently keep all the respondents, including the director of public prosecutions and the minister of police, from taking her into custody. In another release from the same batch, the National Assembly Speaker opted to take a special leave from her position equivalent to the month’s salary to join the other actors already startling the law enforcement officers.

Deputy President Paul Mashatile advocated for her to have the opportunity to clear her name in court rather than face forced resignation.


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