National Assembly speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula takes special leave

JOHANNESBURG - National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has decided to take a special leave amid corruption claims.

She's accused of accepting bribes worth millions of rand from a military contractor while she was serving as the Defence and Military Veterans Minister. 

The Hawks raided her home this week.

READ: Mapisa-Nqakula's home raided

Mapisa-Nqakula says she has informed the President and e Secretary of Parliament. She says this decision is meant to protect the intergity fo Parliament.

She's also cancelled her trip to Switzerland for the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.

The Mail and Guaridan reporting that the Speaker will be arrested on Friday. But Mapisa-Nqakula says there has been no formal notification of an arrest warrant.

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