Sex charges: dirty secrets emerge in trial

2009-10-17 00:00

AN SA Air Force chaplain’s sex-related court case had to be postponed in the military court in Thaba Tshwane this week because his lawyer had not bathed for two days.

According to the state, the lawyer, a Mr Ebrahim from Laudium, informed them that because of interruptions in his water supply he was not in a fit state to appear in court.

The state said it offered him a bath in one of the military facilities near the court so that the trial could continue, but Ebrahim did not like the idea.

Chaplain W.T. Ndala, who is stationed at the Waterkloof air force base, is on trial for shameful conduct after he was caught in bed with a colleague’s wife. He was charged because he apparently slept with her and probably also had sex with her.

Sergeant M.K. Rampeng, who used to work in the officers’ mess, is married to a sergeant in the air force’s VIP protection unit. It was her husband who brought the charge against the chaplain.

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