BREAKING : Mapisa-Nqakula escapes arrest

The High Court in Pretoria announces it’s decision regarding an urgent plea submitted by National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula that arrest is unlawful.

Mapisa-Nqakula blocks her arrest successfully

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula blocks her arrest sucessfully as the High Court rules that her arrest in this matter is the last resort and unlawful.

According to IOL, last week the High Court was presented by a 94 page application from Mapisa-Nqakula ,Judge Sulet Potterill, the judge ruled  that the speaker will not be arrested.

Potterill stated that the decision of Mapisa-Nqakula not being arrested will be held until her ruling in Tuesday.

Potterill took Mapisa-Nqakula’s request into account as she pleaded the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigating Directorate from arresting her.

During the hearing which took place last week Monday, the Speaker’s lawyer, Reg Willis, argued against her arrest stating that she does not pose any risk to herself, others, or witnesses.

According to documents seen by IOL Mapisa-Nqakula asks the High Court in Pretoria to stop five respondents, including the National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Shamila Batohi, and Minister of Police Bheki Cele, from arresting her.

Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula urgently files High Court bid to block Minister Bheki Cele and NPA from arresting her

Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula launched an application for an urgent high court interdict against being arrested by the South African Police Service, amid an ongoing corruption investigation.

was on Friday expected to appear in court for the alleged corruption, according to broadcasters eNCA and Newzroom Afrika.

IOL reported that Mapisa-Nqakula expressed her willingness to cooperate with law enforcement agencies, should they need to arrest her for the alleged corruption.

She stated that despite not receiving formal communication from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regarding the arrest, she will cooperate with the authorities.

Mapisa-Nqakula took special leave of absence as Speaker and has informed Secretary to Parliament, Xolile George, and President Cyril Ramaphosa.


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