Cops in court for cooldrink bribe

2014-02-06 21:12

(Shutterstock)

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

Cape Town - Two policemen accused of trying to get money for cooldrinks by offering to release an arrested man appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, Cape Town, on Thursday.

Elvis Mfundo Khontyo, 34, of Delft on the Cape Flats, and Thobile Victor Maphoi, 27, of Langa, appeared before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg.

The pair, both constables based at the Langa police station, were warned to appear in court again on 7 March.

They are charged with asking for and getting a bribe. According to the charge sheet, they were on patrol together in April, 2012, in the late morning, when they stopped a car driven by their alleged victim, Rammutla Malatsi.

A search of his vehicle revealed that Malatsi was wearing the belt of a prison official's uniform. They allegedly arrested Malatsi because wearing the belt violated the Correctional Services Act.

The constables allegedly told him they would release him if he gave them money for cooldrinks. According to the charge sheet, Malatsi gave them R100 and reported the matter to the Table View police station.

Read more on:    cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
4 real car inventions that seem like science fiction

Vehicle design and tech have come so far so fast, that what seemed impossible has become reality. These are some of the fun and exciting innovations that have found their way into vehicle tech.

/News
 

Business tips from the world’s billionaires

We share some of the world's most successful people's greatest tips and who knows, this might just lead you to your first million!

 
 

Luxury living

5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
What to expect inside a royal nursery
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a restless need for action and you may go overboard and fill your day with too many things in the need to be recognised...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.