15 Jan 2024

Pressure building on Green MP accused of shoplifting

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 15 January 2024

Pressure is building on Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and her party's co-leaders, as they continue to refuse to front on allegations of shoplifting.

Golriz Ghahraman speaks at Parliament

Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

It's been alleged Ms Ghahraman shoplifted from the upmarket Auckland clothing store, Scotties Boutique, on two separate occasions last year.

But with Ms Ghahraman overseas, the silence on the allegations has been deafening.

The Green Party co-leaders once again declined our request for an interview, while Ms Ghahraman did not respond to RNZ's messages.

Political commentator Shane Te Pou spoke with Charlotte Cook.