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Mapisa-Nqakula Arrives at Lyttelton Police Station for Handover Amid Corruption Allegations



Lyttleton police station

Mapisa-Nqakula, accused of grave corruption, took a bold step by going to the Lyttleton police station in Centurion, where she willingly handed herself to the police to stand accountable for corruption. EWN reports that the charges against her are allegedly severe; she is accused of R200 million in bribery, which she received as the defence minister then.

In reaction to the charges, Mapisa-Nqakula took a decisive step by resigning as a Member of Parliament and Speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday. The day after her resignation, she will deliver an explanation to the Specialised Crimes Court of Pretoria, starting a trial that will determine her fate.

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

This morning, the ex-speaker acquires a summons to court to prevent her imprisonment on bail. She argued that she could not possibly be imprisoned, not because she was too young, but because of her great age, which was compromising her health.

Mapisa-Nqakula is supposed to have at least 12 offences contrary to the Prevention of Corrupt Activities Act and the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. These allegations stem from the startling revelations she got an excess of 4 million Rands as kickbacks. At the same time, she was the minister of defence.


It was the State that had supported the defendant’s bail application.

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Mapisa-Nqakula’s Attempt to Block Her Arrest Removed from Court Roll

Picture: Meta / Sthembiso Mngoma

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