South Africa to try ex-parliament speaker for corruption | ANG
  • July 15, 2024

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The former speaker of South Africa’s parliament was back in court on Tuesday to face charges of charges of corruption and money laundering.

At the Magistrate’s court, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula learned that her case was transferred to the High Court in Pretoria for trial.

The development shows that the prosecution believes it has a solid case against Mapisa-Nqakula. The trial at the High Court will start on October 16.

Mapisa-Nqakula is accused of soliciting a R4.5 million from a defence contractor, during her time as South Africa’s defence minister.

She resigned as speaker of the national assembly following her indictment in early April. Mapisa-Nqakula denies the charges against her.

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