10 Cape cops in court for corruption

2015-02-16 21:11


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Ten Western Cape police officers, based at the Parow police station in Cape Town, made their first appearance on corruption charges in the Bellville Regional Court on Monday.

They each face eight charges of corruption, with the amounts involved totalling more than R10 000.

Prosecutor Tertia du Toit alleges that, on various occasions in 2013, they falsely informed victims that drugs had been found on their business premises, and demanded the immediate payment of fines to avoid arrest.

The officers initially appeared in the Bellville District Court, where Magistrate Cyril Croutz released them on bail of R5 000 each, and transferred the case to the regional court.

In due course, they will go on trial before Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg in the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court, in accordance with a direction issued by the Western Cape Directorate for Public Prosecutions for all corruption cases involving the police or other government officials.

In the dock on Monday were Percy Claassen, 46, Randall Phillips, 28, Nicolaas Ryk, 38, Munier Daniels, 29, Alvico Carolissen, 28, Divan Webster, 30, Dudley Abrahams, 31, Casberth Tsiri, 30, Thembalethu Mazimela, 29, and Samkelo Mnyanda, 27.

They were warned to appear again on 27 March.

Read more on:    police  |  cape town  |  corruption  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.