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Advocate Dali Mpofu wins again

19 October 2021

Writer: Sphe J Hadebe


Pretoria- It's another victory for high attorney, Advocate Dali Mpofu SC who managed to have the court grant his request to the accused he represented.

It will be remembered that Mpofu's biggest win was to convince the former Correctional services boss in granting President Zuma a medical parole. This was despite objections made by the state and other officials in the Department of Correctional services but Arthur Fraser managed to grant him the medical parole per submission of Mpofu.

Now, Mpofu has gained another victory as all the accused he represented were granted bail of R500.

Mpofu is representing the military veterans who were arrested for holding the Ministers and their deputies hostage last week.

Today, the Pretoria Magistrate's court sitting in the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility made that ruling.

On Tuesday, 13 of the accused were released on bail of R500 after the state had suggested an amount of R2, 000 for bail.

After Advocate Dali Mpofu pleaded with the court to grant them some less amount as R2,000 was too high, considering that most of the accused are unemployed, the court then granted them R500.

The state did not oppose bail for the 13 as they have no previous convictions nor pending cases.

A further 27 accused were granted bail of R500 each during the course of the day, with the magistrate ruling there was no need to differentiate between the two groups. The state had suggested an amount of R3,000 as their addresses had not been confirmed.

Their case will resume on February 1 after they were granted bail today.

The country was very shocked last week at the news that the Defence minister Thandi Modise, her deputy Thabang Makwetla and minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele were allegedly prevented from leaving a meeting with their representatives on Thursday evening.

It was all thanks to police intervention who managed to get the ministers out after the veterans allegedly barricaded the doors with chairs and refused to allow the three officials to leave.

Police had initially arrested 56 people. Three were released after they were identified as staff members.

The group of 53 accused sang “we shall not be moved,” ahead of their court appearance.

source:https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2021-10-19-dali-mpofu-helps-military-vets-get-bail-after-alleged-ministers-hostage-drama/

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