Thandi Modise, former Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces and current Speaker of the National Assembly, appeared in the Potchefstroom Regional Court today on charges of animal cruelty. The case was provisionally postponed to 24 to 27 March 2020, when Modise will plead to the charges and the trial will commence.
The final date for the hearing will be determined at the end of next week when Modise will have received her parliamentary programme.
“AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit welcomes the fact that a date has now been set for the trial, so that Modise can finally answer for this cruel case of animal abuse. Not even the Speaker of Parliament should be able to evade prosecution merely because she is a high-placed political figure. Our involvement underlines the respect that we have for the selfless work of the NSPCA,” says Elias Maangwale, Investigator at AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit.
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