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North West cop arrested for corruption

2011-10-27 21:53

Johannesburg - A policewoman, arrested for trying to profit from the sale of repossessed copper cable, was granted R1 000 bail by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday, North West police said.

Josephine Pilane, 46, was charged with theft and corruption and would appear in court again on November 18, Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said.

On Monday, Pilane took two rolls of copper cable to a scrap yard in Phokeng and sold it for R2 100. She had been instructed by her superiors to sell the cables for R1 100.

The copper cable had been forfeited to the state after it was handed in as lost and found property.

Pilane was arrested on Tuesday. North west commissioner Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo congratulated Rustenburg police for the arrest.

"Corruption will not be tolerated in the province," she said.