Pigs starve to death on Modise's farm

schumi

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Vet who wouldn't 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.
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/
 

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Appeal to concourt based on religious grounds incoming :D

How many cases have there been over the years wrt anc cadre farmers and neglect of animals?
 

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Cadres farming instead of stealing. Impossible. All the ANC brain cells will not be enough to run one honest business.
 

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AfriForum to privately prosecute Thandi Modise over animal cruelty

Lobby 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.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/afriforum-to-privately-prosecute-thandi-modise-20180719
 

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AfriForum a step closer to prosecuting NCOP chair over dead farm animals

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.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-04-05-afriforum-a-step-closer-to-prosecuting-ncop-chair-on-animal-cruelty-charges/
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
A trough feeder that owns more trough feeders...can you imagine that?!?
 

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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.
Unfortunately you are correct
 

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First time I see this story/thread - but 5 years later and this woman still hasn't been charged for animal cruelty?
How very sad.
 

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Reading some of the old news articles now, this makes a person so angry. How someone can get away with this purely because of their political connections, and then still say:

"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."
If you mistakenly thought that animals don't need food and water, then you're as stupid as f###. Jissis...blood... boils...
 

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Witnesses stall NCOP chair Thandi Modise's 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.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-04-29-witnesses-stall-ncop-chair-thandi-modises-farm-animal-cruelty-trial/
 

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Ah! So now the other case that the NPA has refused to prosecute makes sense! How can you withdraw one and not the other?
 

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National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise dirty ANC cadres above the law

'No warrant of arrest' for Modise skipping court date

There is no warrant of arrest for National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise, her office said on Friday.

This comes after reports that the regional court sitting in Potchefstroom in the North West issued a warrant after she failed to appear.

Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed that Modise was indeed expected to appear in court on Friday morning in connection with charges of animal cruelty, but said she could not make it as she was presiding over the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday night.

“Speaker couldn’t preside over the State of the Nation Address late last night and be in court early this morning in Potchefstroom,” Mothapo said.

He said that Modise had notified the court in advance and they could not have issued the warrant.

“Yes [it was communicated]. All parties agreed, and the court too. Claims of arrest are nonsensical and unworthy of response.”

Modise is accused of neglecting her farm which 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 when the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals obtained a search warrant in 2014.

The case is being pursued by Afriforum’s private prosecution unit after the National Prosecuting Authority decided against prosecution.
 

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He said that Modise had notified the court in advance and they could not have issued the warrant.
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?
 
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