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Hospital security boss held for bribe

2011-03-01 13:06

Durban - A security manager from Wentworth Hospital has been arrested for soliciting a bribe from a service provider, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said on Tuesday.

"The department was alerted by the owner of a security company when he was asked to pay a monthly bribe of R5 000 by the security manager," said KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s spokesperson Chris Maxon.

He was arrested on Monday night when police found R5 000 in his office.

He apparently threatened to make false entries into the occurrence book if the bribe was not paid. Some false entries would be used as evidence in the case against him.

"The department would find the company incompetent and possibly remove his company from the premises," said Maxon.

The security manager was to appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday.

The service provider made the payment then alerted the department.

"A sum of R5 000 was found in the office of the manager," said Maxon.

Comments
  • Livhuwani - 2011-03-01 13:21

    rot in jail,corrupt officials.

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-01 14:01

    This is unfair,he was only doing his job,Corruption is your right if you are a SA citizen,,,,Look at Zuma,Cele and a lot of our leaders who perfected the art,He just followed his leaders example ,nothing wrong with it

  • DeonL - 2011-03-01 14:09

    I hope he does not get promoted now!

      fanatjie - 2011-03-01 16:37

      He will be "redeployed"

  • Dnt8 - 2011-03-01 14:23

    My friend is employed for the government and she does all her (Boss's) private practice work medical claims, booking of patients and gets paid a government salary and her "boss" pays her as well just to keep quite. Oh Oh and by the way she does no work for the job she is employed in. She just sits there in front of a computer looking busy an this is a true story. IN SA CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE

      reader4444@24.com - 2011-03-01 16:30

      And you call her a friend? Shows the high standards you set for yourself. You should dump her because she is part of the problem in this country.

  • deonjoubsnr - 2011-03-01 14:32

    KZN. Another Shaik in training?

  • Isaac - 2011-03-01 14:35

    Lock them up corrupt officers

  • garydavidvdw - 2011-03-01 14:39

    ah next step! Public office

  • deonjoubsnr - 2011-03-01 14:49

    Another Shaik in training?

      Skonisami - 2011-03-02 13:50

      Yes Yes There is perfect crime. But not this time!

  • pensionmaster - 2011-03-01 15:16

    It's all about greed. It's time our Gvmnt stands up and root-out corrupt officials. I wonder how many innocent peolpe has he ripped-off before? Rot in jail you greedy-bustard

  • Colin - 2011-03-01 15:35

    WOW, a promotion in the offering with a huge salary to teach Malema's bunch how to perfect bribery and corruption on a par with Zuma and Shaik.

  • Skonisami - 2011-03-02 13:51

    Yah Nee zaka ke zaka. 5G every month?

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