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Carl Niehaus feels vindicated after court dismisses COVID case

Niehaus was arrested by police in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Estcourt in July last year while being interviewed on live television.

Carl Niehaus, suspended spokesperson for the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association. Photo: @niehaus_carl/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG — Suspended spokesman for the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, Carl Niehaus, said he felt vindicated after the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court on Monday dismissed the COVID ticket case. -19 against him.

He was charged with calling an unlawful assembly outside Estcourt prison after former statesman Jacob Zuma was jailed for contempt of a Constitutional Court order requiring him to appear and to testify before the State Capture Commission.

Niehaus had gone to Estcourt to show his support for Zuma.

He was arrested by police in the town of Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, in July last year while being interviewed on live television.

The case against Carl Niehaus was adjourned last month after his attorney filed for a discharge under Section 174 of the Constitution.

Lawyer Nthabiseng Mokoena argued that the state had no evidence to present a strong case against her client.

On Monday, the court ruled in favor of Niehaus.

Niehaus said the state has no case, to begin with.

“And also relieved that this nonsense is over because it was politically absurd nonsense fabricated from the start. And I’m glad the magistrate was clear about that and dismissed the business today”.

Niehaus told Eyewitness News he plans to hold a press conference on Tuesday where he will announce his intention to sue the state for the charges incurred.



Carl Niehaus feels vindicated after court dismisses COVID case

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