Concern about alleged contact with state witness


“As far as my client and I are aware, we are not aware of any such interference. We have undertaken, when bail was granted to my client, that she will not interfere with any state witness, directly or indirectly, and we have also repeated the same thing in court today. So our [adherence to] bail [terms] still stands.”

Nkhwashu said they were also informed that there is outstanding DNA, because of delays caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. 

In an urgent application brought to the Pretoria high court in the past month, Mngoma said her arrest was an orchestrated scheme.

“The entire arrest was an orchestrated scheme to intimidate me, to bully me and ultimately to gain unlawful access to my gadgets, to delete specific information and to violate my privacy,” she said.

Mngoma was arrested in July after she allegedly caused extensive damage to a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG driven by her husband, by repeatedly scratching it. There was also an allegation leading to a charge of crimen injuria that she had sent an insulting text message to a friend of her husband’s.

Mngoma’s bail has been extended and she will return to court in 2021.

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