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Military vets accused of holding ministers hostage for 100 hours to return in court say Dali Mpofu

SOURCE: https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/dali-mpofu-military-vets-accused-of-holding-ministers-hostage-not-processed-by-cops-in-more-than-100-hours-36c10334-6c01-4964-8c24-fd83c7631365

A group of military veterans who are accused of holding two ministers and a deputy minister hostage are expected to show themselves back in court Today. The court proceedings will be held at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria, Dali Mpofu SC is said to be the one representing some of the veterans.

He told the Magistrate whose name is Bheki Ntshingila that the State did not know what to charge his clients with. ”We live in a constitutional state, every accused person has a right to be released,” said Dali Mpofu speaking on behalf of his clients. Mpofu maintained that the law stated that verification of suspects’ addresses must be done within 12 hours, and did not differentiate between Saturday and Sunday which date will be the one.

On Friday, the presidential task team together with military veterans were chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza who undertook provincial visits to meet with the provincial military veterans associations. In hopes to assess some of the projects initiated to assist the veterans.

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Bheki Ntshingila Dali Mpofu Dali Mpofu SC Kgosi Mampuru

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