By Kaya 959 Reporter
The trial of a former senior prosecutor, accused of stealing clothing and food, has been set for February next year.
Advocate Jeanette Nevelling appeared in the Molopo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. She is the former Head of Special Commercial Crimes Unit (SCCU) in the North West.
“Her appearance was for the state and her instructing attorney to formalise the date of the trial, following the dismissal of her representations by the National Director of Public Prosecutions, wherein she was applying for the matter not to be prosecuted,” says NPA spokesperson in the North West, Henry Mamothame.
He says Nevelling has since resigned. She effectively ceased from being an NPA employee on 30 October 2021.
Meanwhile, Advocate Mashudu Mudau has been appointed from the Limpopo Division of the NPA to ensure there is no perceived conflict of interest. He indicated to the court that the state is ready to go on trial and did not oppose the postponement.
Mamothame says Nevelling was arrested on 16 February 2021 on an allegation of shoplifting.
She allegedly stole clothing and food items from a retail shop at The Crossing Shopping Mall in Mmabatho. The items are valued at approximately R3 000.
Her R500 bail was extended until her next court appearance.