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S’Africa’s Supreme Court Adjourns Okah’s Case Indefinitely
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Leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has adjourned indefinitely the appeal brought by the convicted leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, pending an amendment of his legal team’s argument on the matter  brought before the court.

In accordance with the leave granted him to appeal by Justice Neels Clawson of the South Gauteng High  Court in Johannesburg,   Okah questioned the jurisdiction of the court to hear and adjudicate counts 1 to 12 of the charges brought against him as well as the  conviction on count 13 related, to engaging in terrorist activities.

According to Channels Television, the panel of five judges led by Justice Naysa pointed out that in all the arguments and presentations of the appellant’s legal team, there has been no properly presented constitutional challenge of the relevant act 33 of 2004 which covers the protection of constitutional democracy against terrorist and related activities.

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