Thandi Modise

Parliament says speaker Thandi Modise’s court case has been postponed to 22 July by agreement of all parties. Modise failed to make an appearance at the Potchefstroom court in the North West yesterday as she was busy with parliament.

The case is in connection with alleged animal cruelty in 2014 when cattle and pigs died in her farm after being left unattended without food or water. Modise will appear in court next month.  In 2014, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) charged Modise for the death of each animal found dead or neglected on her farm in the North West. The SPCA said Modise could face more than 200 charges under the Animal Protection Act if she was found guilty.