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Cop jailed for making cases disappear

2012-08-19 12:27

Johannesburg - The Wolmaransstad Regional Court has sentenced a police constable to three years in jail for corruption, North West police said on Sunday.

"He was found guilty of soliciting money from stock thieves in order to withdraw their cases," spokesperson Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said.

The court found on Friday that Constable GJ Molamu, 34, had on several occasions met two suspects facing charges of stock theft. Molamu, based at the stock theft unit in Wolmaransstad, had promised to withdraw their cases in exchange for money.

"He had already been paid R3000 before he was arrested in 2011."

A trap was set for him and he was arrested when one of the alleged stock thieves handed him R2000 at a filling station in Wolmaransstad.

Comments
  • ndzalamah - 2012-08-19 12:36

    For 3000 n ur job is lost

      arvin.hooseria.9 - 2012-08-19 12:38

      Set a thief to catch a thief!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-19 12:39

      How many other cases did he help disappear?

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-19 13:11

      Perks and pention aswell

  • kim.buren - 2012-08-19 12:39

    So much for our justice system. Oh, we have one?

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-08-19 12:43

    If R3000 is enough to fuel corruption, we have a pretty big (and rather intimidating) battle to fight against it.

  • sa.citizen.3 - 2012-08-19 12:43

    EXCELLENT - SHOULD HAVE GOT LIFE - HOW CAN WE ALL TRUST THE POLICE WHEN THIS TYPE OF CRIME IS RIFE IN THE POLICE FORCE.

  • KennySven - 2012-08-19 12:45

    Every time I log on to news24 you are pushing apps down my throat,please stop I don't wan't it.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-19 13:12

      here here, get rid of the sh@$^%^t

      hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-19 14:19

      Then if you don't want it leave it, ignore it, don't down load it. Anyway your comment has nothing to do with the news item.

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-08-19 12:58

    What is three years in jail after all he won't even serve it all when he has tarnished the image of an institution that I have dedicated almost 26 years of my life of unblemished career. Shame on him I hope he burn in hell and I would be honoured to witness it.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-19 13:24

      It is true, Siphom. The bad ones destroy all the good that the honest police officers do. When there is negative publicity like this case where the victims are done in not once, but twice, people tend to believe that all cops are bad. People simply don't trust the police force anymore, and perceive it to be rotton from the top all the way down.

      John - 2012-08-19 13:33

      Most unfortunately you are one of the minority. Stick to your principles WE are proud of you.

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-19 13:05

    wait for it, he eees seeeeek give him medical parole, watch this space

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-19 13:12

      cant, zom never got his cut.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-19 13:14

      However, he will be seeking medical treatment after the inmates find out he was a cop. Eisch she is tight

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-08-19 13:30

    And when he gets out soon on parole give him a medal and a commissioners status for his past experience.

  • samgaf - 2012-08-19 13:30

    love to know who selebi and shabeer?????????

  • Forest Gump - 2012-08-19 13:42

    one day i find myself praising police for doing there job an today im again finding myself thinking policeman equals coruption

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-08-19 16:20

    In my own personal experience and being a recent victim of crime, for the first time in my life as a citizen of this country, my experience of the police was complete and utter proffessionalism, they were well versed in handling trauma and they had shown great compassion towards me. I feel deeply saddened that these few corrupt cops drag down the reputation of many hard working men and women who sacrifice their own lives at the hands of criminals who are so often set free by the corrupt judical system. During my statement I had a discussion with one of the police men who apprehended the perpetrator, he had expressed great disdain at the fact that this same perpetrator had been arrested so many times before, he is violent, abusive and has also assaulted a police woman. Every time he is taken in to custody he is released after a week or two. It is a crying shame that this man, is all it takes to sink the reputation of a majority of men and women who serve to protect. I am sure that this individual will fit right in with the other criminals.

  • pridejubilee.chavururawegona - 2012-08-19 19:33

    THE cops are the ones who are doing all bad things such as bribery so its better for them to be bound by the law

  • brionyl.french - 2012-08-20 05:39

    Please ensure he can never work in a police enforcement job again, actually any job... Crime shouldnt pay so lets now make it hard for these people to ever come back to a job

      croix.mactee - 2012-08-20 08:34

      I am very sad to say that this will entail sacking two thirds of the people in parliament. Thank you to the decent ones in the SAPS for wanting to serve and just do their jobs honestly.

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