Court orderly appears over prison sex bribe

2013-12-12 22:15
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Cape Town - A police warrant officer, accused of accepting a bribe to allow a prisoner out of his holding cell to have sex, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on Thursday.

At the time, Warrant Officer Bongani Ndikho, 42, was a court orderly in charge of prisoners appearing in the Wynberg Regional Court.

He was allegedly given R150 by prisoner John Maggot so he could have sex with his girlfriend. Maggot was also in the dock.

Ndikho faces two counts of corruption.

One for allegedly receiving the R150 bribe, and the other for allegedly receiving additional bribes totalling R12 000, in exchange for smuggling dagga parcels to Maggot.

Maggot faces two counts of corruption, for allegedly paying Ndikho the bribes. Both face another charge of dealing in drugs.

The charge sheet detailed a number of SMSes allegedly arranging for dagga in parcels to be given to Ndikho to smuggle to Maggot in the court holding cells, and for the payment of bribes.

In one SMS Ndikho allegedly sent, the writer said if the bribe was "not a block [R1 000], don't bother coming".

Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg postponed the matter to 28 January.

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