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.

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