EFF MP's laptop 'theft' case could be struck from roll if delayed further

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

EFF MP Nazier Paulsen may be free of the laptop theft charge he faces if the State does not sort out delays caused by recent changes in the Western Cape legislature by the time he appears in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court again.

"I will remove this matter from the roll," Magistrate Reaz Khan said on Wednesday, as Paulsen's case dragged on. Prosecutor Cecil Engel explained that the holdup was due to a change in the Western Cape legislature following the May 8 general elections.

Emails between former speaker, Sharna Fernandez, and Paulsen are required, but Fernandez is now the Social Development MEC.

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