Raiding at speaker’s house


Members of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) investigative directorate raided the home of the speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Mthunzi Mhaga, spokesperson for the NPA, said on Tuesday afternoon that the raid was related to an “investigation” against the speaker. However, Mhaga did not want to comment further on the matter.

Damning allegations of corruption have recently been raised against Mapisa-Nqakula.

The speaker is accused of accepting R2.3 million in bribes in the form of so-called gift packages from a service provider of the army during her time as minister of defense and military veterans.

The allegations are currently being investigated by parliament’s ethics committee.