Unisa invigilator and her daughter get bail

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unisa Independent Newspapers

Durban - The mother and daughter charged with fraud after being arrested for allegedly selling Unisa exam papers were granted bail on Monday by the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court.

Sonja Nigel, 45, an invigilator, and her daughter, Carla Niemand, 26, were found in possession of more than 40 exam papers on various subjects.

During the bail application, the duo’s lawyer, Rakesh Maharaj, said the women could afford bail of R2 000 each.

He said Nigel had two children, was a widow, and had been employed on a contract basis by Unisa and only received a salary from the university three times a year, when there were exams.

Maharaj said Niemand was unemployed, married and had a three-year-old child who needed her. Although Maharaj had said both his clients could afford bail of R2 000, magistrate S Maharaj granted bail of R4 000 each.

Bail was granted on condition that Nigel and Niemand not set foot on Unisa premises.

The case was postponed until next year for further investigation. – Daily News

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