- Babes Wodumo was arrested swiftly after she failed to show up in court
- The DA have used the NPA's haste as proof that no one is equal before the law in SA
- Ace Magashule's case was used as an example by the DA, a case that had not even been docketed by the NPA yet
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South Africa’s Gqom Queen, Babes Wodumo, was arrest on Monday, following a case of assault. The DA joined in on the ongoing debate and put forward their views regarding the arrest of Babes.
Monday saw the arrest of not only Babes, but her sister Nondumiso and fellow musician Thobeka Tipcess Ndaba too. A warrant for the arrest of all three was issued last Friday and they had to appear in the Durban’s magistrate’s court on Monday, but the three did not pitch.
Briefly.co.za reported that Babes had been charged with assault and was to appear in court, however, she did not and this is what lead to her arrest.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Babes and the other two women shortly after they failed to pitch. The three women were arrested not too long after this and given the option between a 30-day sentence or to pay a R1000.00 fine.
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When the verdict was made public over social media the reaction was overwhelming. Shortly after the sentence, the DA issued a statement in which they said the party had taken note of the speed in which the NPA had taken action against Babes.
The DA went on to say that the same speed should be used with regards to politicians accused of criminal activity, which includes Ace Magashule.
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It was stated that, contrary to how Magashule was handled by the prosecuting authority, there were reports indicating that the NPA has done application for the arrest of Babes Wodumo, due to the fact that she had not appear at the Durban magistrate’s court.
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Respectively so, Babes Wodumo has to give answers with regards to her case, but it is far more concerning that not a single case, accusing Magashule and other high-ranking ANC officials, has got to the point where even a docket has been referred to the NPA for criminal prosecution.
From the above statements, it certainly is clear that not everyone is equal before the law!
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We will have to wait until the 24 April to hear any more news as the case against Babes and the other two has been remanded until then.
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