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Durban - A warrant of arrest has again been authorised for disgraced public prosecutor Phumzile Msimango, 33, who is accused of accepting a R1 000 bribe from an advocate to ensure a suspect’s fingerprints were not taken so he would not have a criminal record.
She was due to appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday but, according to her lawyer, Clinton Short, she was sick.
Short told the court his client had been absent from an internal disciplinary hearing earlier in the week and had tendered a sick note.
The warrant has been stayed for two weeks.
Msimango was released on R10 000 bail but, a short while later, was arrested on allegations of soliciting a R2 000 bribe to ensure an accused facing multiple charges was not convicted.
Msimango has missed a scheduled court appearance before.
In July she had a panic attack and fled court before appearing.
A warrant for her arrest was authorised, but stayed. Short later handed up a sick note.
Msimango has been working for the National Prosecuting Authority for six years.
She has been suspended.
A spokesman for the authority, Nathi Ncube, declined to comment on the internal disciplinary procedures.
Msimango is expected back in court next month for a bail inquiry.