Vicki Momberg has been released from jail yesterday (Friday) after her sentence reached its expiry date. She qualified for a special remission which was granted by Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this month.
Briefly.co.za learned that Momberg had been re-arrested in November after failing to appear before the court in August.
In 2017, Momberg, a former real estate agent, was found guilty of 4 counts of crimen injuria after she called a black police officer the k-word 48 times when he came to her aid after a smash-and-grab incident in 2016.
“The inmate in question was released from custody today after having reached her sentence expiry date following the special remission of sentence announced by President Ramaphosa,” Logan Maistry, spokesperson for the department of corectional services confirmed.
The special remission was introduced to South African law in an attempt to align the nation's laws with international practice according to the citizen.co.za.
Ramaphosa had made the announcement on Reconciliation Day, December 16, and the special remission would be applied to offenders who have been sentenced people on probations and parolees.
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