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Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula takes special leave amid corruption investigation

# National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says she has decided to take special leave effective immediately to protect the integrity of Parliament. She says while the Investigative Directorate of the National Prosecution Authority conducted a search and seizure at her home, there has been no formal notification of an arrest warrant or communication regarding an imminent arrest for her. Mapisa-Nqakula is accused of receiving over two-million-rand from a contractor while she was Defence minister. She says she is ready to comply and cooperate with law enforcement agencies should the need arise.