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Molotsane sentence: date is set

By unknown | Feb 19, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ntwaagae Seleka

Ntwaagae Seleka

Moleboheng Molotsane, the former secretary in the president's office, will know her fate this Wednesday.

Twenty-six-year-old Molotsane spent the weekend in the Johannesburg prison after she was rearrested on Thursday for breaking her bail conditions.

Her bail condition put her under house arrest for 24 hours, but allowed her only to leave her home on Sundays between 9am and 2pm.

But, last Monday, Molotsane broke her bail condition when she went to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) to seek employment at the institute's radio station.

On Friday she appeared in the Vereeninging magistrates' court where she tried to convince the court to release and extend her bail.

But investigating officer Inspector Natasha Steyn asked the court not to grant her bail.

"I visited her on Monday at her home and she was there.

"I was shocked to learn that she went to VUT FM without my permission on the same day," said Steyn.

She said the alleged con- woman knew her bail conditions, but could not stick to them.

Steyn told the court that Molotsane had gone to the radio station to follow up on her proposal to host a women's show.

Johannes Makhae, Molotsane's attorney, said his client left a message on Steyn's cellphone after she failed to find her.

Makhae said: "My client did not know that leaving a voice message did not grant her authority to leave her house."

He told the court that VUT was within walking distance from her home.

Magistrate Bruno van Eedent rejected Molotsane's application and remanded her in custody


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