PRETORIA – A 32-year-old Sergeant will be making his first appearance before the Temba Magistrates court this morning facing charges of corruption and extortion following his arrest yesterday, 02 February 2023 at Temba Police station by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation assisted by Counter Intelligence Investigation.
The member attached to the Temba detectives allegedly solicited R4000-00 (R2000-00 each) gratification from relatives of two female suspects who had been arrested for shoplifting. Information was received by the team who operationalized it. During the disruptive operation, the suspect was handed over R3000-00 and arrested but in his possession, the team found R2900, and the balance was found on another member.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are imminent.
Source: South Africa Police Service