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National Assembly speaker refutes arrest rumours

# National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refuted reports of her arrest, accusing the media of engaging in trial-by-media tactics. She alleges that the reports stemmed from unfounded rumours circulated by UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa. Mapisa-Nqakula’s legal team has also filed court papers challenging the search and seizure operation conducted at her home. They also want full disclosure of case details from the National Prosecuting Authority. She remains on special leave from her official duties as she prepares to defend herself against corruption allegations.