"Actual evidence will be revealed in court" - Tanzania High Commissioner to SA
By Neo Poho
Following Dr. Nandipha Magudumana challenging her arrest in Tanzania and describing it as unlawful, Tanzania High Commissioner to South Africa, Gaudence Milanzi has revealed that further details around the contested incarceration will emerge in court.
Speaking at the national Africa Day celebrations held at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, Milanzi said, "The case is in the courts, and a lot of actual evidence will be revealed in court, I don't want to conflict myself with what those in charge of the case might say, the good thing is that Thabo Bester is here and relevant people can confirm how he was arrested."
While Magudumana was arrested in April 2023 in Tanzania, she is alleging that she was forcefully abducted and blindfolded during her arrest in Tanzania before being taken to the airport therefore she is seeking to have her arrest and detention declared wrongful and unlawful.
Meanwhile, during a press briefing this week, Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi dismissed Magudumana's claims, saying there was no truth to them.
"Dr. Nandipha Magudumana and Thabo Bester were declared prohibited immigrants in terms of the immigration laws of Tanzania and were, therefore, as a matter of law, liable to be deported back to their country of origin and the same procedure was followed for the Mozambican national who was in their company," Motsoaledi said.
The Blomfonetein high court is expected to hear Magudumana's matter on Friday the 26th of May 2023.