“My submission is right here and now, your worship as a discretion to release my client on bail,” Lawlor told the court.
State prosecutor Yusuf Baba argued that Lawlor was “wrong in law”.
“The law states that you cannot bring any bail application prior to an appeal procedure,” Baba said.
Momberg was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 last year in connection with a 2016 racist tirade, which started when she lashed out at a black police officer who had come to assist after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg.
In a video clip that went viral, Momberg could be heard complaining about the “calibre of blacks” in Johannesburg.
She used the k-word 48 times during the now infamous rant. DM
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