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South Africa To Try Ex-Parliament Speaker For Corruption

SOUTH AFRICA: The former speaker of South Africa’s parliament was back in court on Tuesday to face 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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