- Aug 26, 2003
Thought it was yet another farm, till I saw the date.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-12-19-vet-who-wouldnt-testify-in-modise-farm-of-horror-loses-in-court-nspca/A veterinary surgeon has failed in his bid to appeal his sanction by the South African Veterinary Council‚which followed his refusal to hand over evidence and reports relating to criminal charges laid against Thandi Modise.
Dr Sameer Abbas‚ practicing in Potchefstroom‚ appeared before an independent disciplinary committee at the council in 2015 on a complaint lodged by the NSPCAs against him for unprofessional conduct.
This followed his refusal to hand over evidence and reports relating to charges laid against Modise‚ chair of the National Council of Provinces‚ after the SPCA found starving animals on her farm in Modderfontein‚ outside Potchefstroom in the North West‚ in 2014.
Over 50 dead pigs were discovered and the remaining 85 pigs were cannibalising on the rotten carcasses of other pigs. At the time‚ the only worker on Modise’s farm‚ Tebogo “Nino” Moekaedi‚ and his family‚ said he had been there for two months without pay and with no animal feed. They‚ too‚ were going hungry and Moekaedi said he was owed his wages.
Abbas had taken photographs at the farm and tissue samples of the animals for analysis which the NSPCA had expected would form the basis of his report for inclusion in the docket relating to the criminal charges laid against Modise.
Very good that for once obstruction of justice is condemned.Vet who wouldn't testify in Modise 'farm of horror' loses in court: NSPCA
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-12-19-vet-who-wouldnt-testify-in-modise-farm-of-horror-loses-in-court-nspca/
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/afriforum-to-privately-prosecute-thandi-modise-20180719Lobby group AfriForum has announced that it will privately prosecute chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise in connection with animal cruelty at her farm.
AfriForum made the announcement on Thursday at their offices in Centurion, Gauteng.
In 2015, a protracted legal action was initiated after it emerged that animals had been starving on the multimillion-rand in Modise's farm in 2014.
The farm, based in the North West town of Modderfontein, just outside Potchefstroom, was found littered with the carcasses of more than 50 dead pigs, and other animals, including goats, sheep, geese, and ducks.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-04-05-afriforum-a-step-closer-to-prosecuting-ncop-chair-on-animal-cruelty-charges/AfriForum's bid to prosecute National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise on animal cruelty charges moved a step closer on Friday when a witness agreed to provide a statement in the case.
The organisation's private prosecution unit had summoned Bejani Chauke and Capt Tebogo Mokolobate to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court.
AfriForum wanted the two to provide the prosecution team with essential and applicable information in the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (NSPCA's) case against Modise.
AfriForum’s private prosecution unit was forced to take this drastic step of summoning the men after their refusal to provide statements to the unit.
Section 205 of the Criminal Procedure Act is aimed at compelling people with information about an alleged crime, but who are unwilling to share it with investigators, to provide the information.
They protecting their own from consequences of stealing this country to the point of bringing it to its knees....you seriously think they going to let her suffer because pigs died on her farm? It is doubtful anything will happen.Good I hope her suffering is like those poor pigs.
It's time to hold the anc "elite" accountable and hopefully they are punished as the law intended.
A trough feeder that owns more trough feeders...can you imagine that?!?They protecting their own from consequences of stealing this country to the point of bringing it to its knees....you seriously think they going to let her suffer because pigs died on her farm? It is doubtful anything will happen.
If you mistakenly thought that animals don't need food and water, then you're as stupid as f###. Jissis...blood... boils..."I am not a farmer. I am trying to farm. I am learning. But if you are a woman and you are learning you are not allowed to make mistakes."
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-04-29-witnesses-stall-ncop-chair-thandi-modises-farm-animal-cruelty-trial/he private prosecution of politician Thandi Modise relating to cruelty towards livestock on her farm near Potchefstroom has been delayed until May 6.
The case has been fought by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) against the National Council of Provinces chair since July 2014, when it obtained a warrant to inspect the animals on the farm in North West province.
Modise's farm was littered with the carcasses of more than 50 pigs and other animals‚ such as geese‚ ducks‚ sheep and goats. More than 100 pigs‚ sheep‚ chickens and goats were found without food or water‚ and the animals were found dead and dying.
The National Prosecuting Authority decided not to prosecute Modise on animal cruelty charges and the matter is now being pursued by AfriForum's private prosecution unit.
The civil society group said Bejani Chauke, who was Modise's adviser at the time that the alleged crime was committed, and the police's Capt Tebogo Mokolobate, who was the head of Modise’s security, had to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Monday.
They were summoned as witnesses in the private prosecution.
Ah, I will remember this in the event I get charged for a crime some day. Just notify the court well in advance that I will be busy the night before with other matters and they can postpone indefinitely.... oh wait.... Animal Farm, right?He said that Modise had notified the court in advance and they could not have issued the warrant.