Court dismisses Mapisa Nqakula's urgent bid to block arrest

Posted on April 2, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

No legal obstacle prevents the State from arresting embattled National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Last month, she filed an urgent application to stop the police from arresting her. Yet, the High Court in Pretoria decided that a court cannot halt statutory authorities from performing their duties.

Mapisa-Nqakula is under investigation for corruption and money laundering and faces 12 charges for accepting bribes totaling just over R4.5m.