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S.African parliament ex-speaker charged with graft, granted bail

S.African parliament ex-speaker charged with graft, granted bail

SOUTH African prosecutors charged former National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with corruption and money laundering, a day after she resigned following an inquiry into alleged graft during her time as defence minister. She was granted bail by a court in the capital Pretoria shortly after the charges were made public. Mapisa-Nqakula has denied any wrongdoing. Mapisa-Nqakula, 67, whose residence was raided by investigators last month as part of the inquiry, had also resigned as a member of the parliament on Wednesday. Lead prosecutor Bheki Manyathi told the Pretoria Magistrate's Court that Mapisa-Nqakula was being charged with 12 counts of corruption and one of money…
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On the wrong side of the law

On the wrong side of the law

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER TWO senior crime fighters who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law have been granted bail of R20 000 in the Pretoria Magistrates Court. Advocate Matric Luphondo, a senior prosecutor in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Lieutenant-Colonel Ayanda Plaatjie, from the Hawks and Kebone Masange, the head of the Department of Human Settlement in Mpumalanga were arrested and charged with fraud. It’s the state’s case that the three attempted to bribe a prosecutor to drop the case against Masange, whose citizenship is under investigation. Masange, a Zimbabwean national, was arrested in September 2020 on…
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