Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, Will be Added to Dr. Nandipha’s Case as 6th Respondent

The legal team of Dr. Nandipha Magudumana made a short appearance in the Bloemfontein High Court on Friday, 26 May. The case was adjourned until next week.




Dr. Nandipha Magudumana claims that she was illegally arrested in Tanzania and detained in South Africa and seeks to have it nullified.

The court was informed on Friday that the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, will join the case as the sixth respondent.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, must file his papers opposing Dr. Nandipha Magudumane’s case by Monday. Dr. Nandipha Magudumana, the applicant, has until Tuesday to respond with an affidavit, and all parties have to submit their arguments by Wednesday.

The Bloemfontein High Court will hear the application on Thursday, 1 June, as Dr. Nandipha Magudumana claims in court papers that she was illegally arrested in Tanzania last month.

Dr. Nandipha Magudumane also seeks to have the court cancel her involvement in the criminal case at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court and order that she be freed from jail.

Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday that he wanted to join the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) in fighting Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s application. Minister of Home Affairs told reporters that the accused was not kidnapped or illegally brought from Tanzania to South Africa.

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