On April 4, 2024, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, former Speaker of the South African Parliament, faced charges of corruption and money laundering. She was charged with 12 counts of corruption and one count of money laundering.

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Accusations against Mapisa-Nqakula include soliciting over 4.5 million rand (US$ 0.24 million) in bribes from a military contractor during her tenure as defense minister. A state witness claimed to have paid her 2.1 million rand in bribes.

Following a failed attempt in court to prevent potential arrest, she resigned as speaker and lawmaker.