Momberg is serving a two-year prison sentence in Johannesburg prison for crimen injuria after police searched her for three months. She surrendered herself to police on November 6.
According to Phiri, Momberg is also not “eager” to participate in the DCS’s rehabilitation programs in prison and the fact that she has a pending appeal against her sentence “would have complicated her case (for the presidential reduction of sentence) “.
Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday on Reconciliation Day in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, that the punishment of certain categories of sentenced offenders will be reduced.
Her attorney, Anesh Sukdeo, said on Tuesday that Momberg’s petition to the appeals court had succeeded and that they were just waiting for a written confirmation and a court date.
She also recently filed a review application with the Randburg Magistrate’s Court to set aside the warrant for her arrest.
She already wanted to bring the review application on the day of her arrest (November 6), but the Randburg regional magistrate said her court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.
The application was referred to the High Court and the magistrate ordered Momberg to remain behind bars until her application was heard.
Cekeshe was found guilty of possession of a dangerous weapon and public violence in 2016. He was also took part in burning a police van.
Cekeshe is expected to be released before Christmas