Animal cruelty charges against Modise borne out of desire to embarrass her politically - Mpofu

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Dali Mpofu. (Gallo Images)
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The purpose of prosecuting National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise for animal cruelty was borne out of a desire to embarrass her politically, her defence team has argued.

Modise is currently on trial at the Potchefstroom Regional Court, where she is being privately prosecuted for animal cruelty by AfriForum's Private Prosecution Unit on behalf of the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).

Modise had been charged with six counts of animal cruelty relating to the dozens of animals that died or were emaciated on her farm in the North West in 2014 while still the province's premier. 

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