Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula granted R50 000 bail

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula granted R50 000 bail

Former speaker of the National Assembly Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been granted R50 000 bail.

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She appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on fraud and corruption allegations on Thursday.

 

Mapisa-Nqakula is accused of taking bribes from an army contractor when she was the defence minister.

 

Prosecutor Bheki Manyathi earlier explained the reasons why the State was not opposing bail.

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"The applicant handed herself over to law enforcement through her attorney. The other reason we are not opposing bail is the seniority in terms of the age of the applicant. It is a fact of life that as you grow older, you tend to have health issues, so we accept the issue of hypertension, and medication is needed, too.

 

“The address of the applicant was confirmed."   

 

Earlier this week, Mapisa-Nqakula lost a court bid to block her arrest.


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