After being granted R5000 bail, Elizabeth “Mimmie” Williams, 38, returned to Goodwood Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and asked for her bail conditions to be relaxed so she can return to work at Tygerberg Hospital.
The theatre nurse made headlines after she took videos of herself forcing Ivodene “Dienkie” van Niekerk, 28, to eat a bag of dog droppings for having sex with her boyfriend, Jubie.
Dienkie admitted to only having sex with Jubie once, but says he is a serial joller with lots of girlfriends in Elsies River.
She believes Mimmie picked on her because she was a “soft target”.
She told Daily Voice that during the incident on 26 July, the nurse attacked her, instructed her dogs to “eat her p*** out” and even drew her blood against her will to test for a Sexually Transmitted Infection.
Mimmie, along with co-accused Princess Gopie, Porchia Jonkers, Amber Booysen and Desmond Alexander were arrested after the videos went viral on social media.
Standing in the dock, Mimmie appeared happier than her earlier court appearances and removed her dreadlocks.
Defence lawyer, Andrew Joyce, asked the court to relax the bail conditions which include 24-hour house arrest and a ban on visiting Tygerberg Hospital for the duration of her trial.
He says the nurse has not been fired by the Health Department as their investigation has not been completed as she was unable to return to the hospital to be questioned.
Joyce also asked the court to consider changing the house arrest conditions to allow Mimmie to work in order to support her young son.
State prosecutor, Laurentia Morkel, confirmed that the hospital’s management had informed her that Mimmie has not been formally suspended as yet, but this was not enough for Magistrate Bukiwe Sambudla.
Sambudla said she needed verification from an official from the Health Department.
Proceedings were suspended for lawyers to contact Philip Wolfaardt, head of administration and human resources at Tygerberg Hospital, to testify in court but he was unavailable.
The case was postponed to 7 October.