Watch: Moment Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula handed herself over to the police

Former Speaker of Parliament, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has taken a significant step in the face of a multi-million rand corruption investigation by surrendering herself to police at the Lyttelton police station in Tshwane.

IOL reports that the embattled politician’s decision to submit to the authorities comes amid mounting pressure and scrutiny surrounding the corruption allegations.

The arrival of two vehicles, an Audi Q7 and a black BMW X5, transporting Mapisa-Nqakula to the police station was reported by the SABC around 7am, signaling the beginning of formal legal proceedings.

She is expected to undergo processing and make an initial court appearance on Thursday following the charges brought against her.

In a surprising turn of events, Mapisa-Nqakula announced her resignation from the National Assembly Speaker position on Wednesday evening.

In a statement, she expressed her desire to shift her focus towards addressing the ongoing investigation and clearing her name in the wake of the corruption allegations.

The unfolding developments surrounding Mapisa-Nqakula’s surrender and subsequent resignation have sent shockwaves through the political landscape, sparking discussions and speculations about the implications of the corruption probe.

The former Speaker’s decision to cooperate with law enforcement authorities and step down from her prominent role underscores the gravity of the situation and the importance of upholding accountability and transparency in public office.

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