Cape cop to be tried for fraud

2012-04-12 17:04
Johannesburg - A policeman accused of taking a bribe to issue vehicle clearance certificates is scheduled to go on trial in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime court in July.

Thuso Mapheele appeared on Thursday before Magistrate Amrith Chabillal, who warned him to return to court on May 10, when the trial date would be confirmed.

He allegedly received a R1 000 bribe at a petrol station in Bonteheuwel, on the Cape Flats, in September 2009.

The next day he allegedly issued clearance certificates for a Nissan Sentra and a Volkswagen Microbus, without examining the vehicles.

Mapheele faces charges of corruption and fraud.

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