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    ‘We’re not affected’: Kelly’s lawyer on being denied access to courtroom and documents

    Singer Kelly Khumalo’s lawyer Magdalene Moonsamy says they are not affected by the Gauteng High Court’s decision to deny her access to court transcripts and dockets. 

    Moonsamy had made an application to conduct a watching brief and to have access to transcript from court proceedings and copies of two dockets in the matter but the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria stood by its earlier ruling regarding Moonsamy’s presence in court. 

    KELLY KHUMALO’S LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

    Court proceedings in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria were adjourned for a short while on Monday, 14 November for counsel and Presiding Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela to go through Moonsamy’s letter.

    In the letter Moonsamy asked to be admitted to the proceedings (she was a watching brief in the ongoing matter and was asked to leave court earlier this year during the early stages of the trial). 

    Moonsamy also asked for copies of the case dockets in the matter. Furthermore she also requested transcripts of the proceedings including those of the bail application of accused 2 Bongani Ntanzi. 

    In an interview with Newzroom Afrika, Moonsamy alleged that there is an individual who has been sitting in court and conducting a watching brief on behalf of someone else. 

    Moonsamy said she as a watching brief for her client (Kelly Khumalo) denied huge discrepancy in court procedure. 

    “We are dealing with a situation where we have been accused of testing the patience of the nation and that is a subtle threat, it’s agitation whereas my client has been very cooperative. Ours is not to force, we are not affected by our presence or absence in court.

    “All we asked for is our day in court so my issue is we are not imposing ourselves on the judiciary. All we are saying is give us access to court recordings (which in any event are public records) because we want to follow the court process.”

    ALSO READ: Kelly’s lawyer, Magdalene Moonsamy’s bid to access court documents denied

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