North West cops appear for robbery, extortion

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Johannesburg - Four police officers accused of robbery and extortion appeared in the Tlhabane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, said North West police.

The matter was postponed to 9 January for a bail application, police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said.

Warrant Officer David Setshedi, 52, and constables Joseph Moremi, 31, Gladness Mogotsi, 35, and Annah Mosweu, 33, were arrested on 3 January.

They allegedly robbed an Ethiopian man of an undisclosed amount of cash at Karlin Park, in Zinnaville, on 7 December.

The man opened a case against them. When the officers realised this, they asked another Ethiopian man to persuade him to withdraw the case and they would refund his money.

They allegedly gave him R10 000, instructed him to leave Rustenburg and told him not to return to the police station, Ngubane said.

In a similar case, two police officers appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The case was postponed to 9 January after the prosecutor asked that he be recused from the matter, citing a conflict of interest.

Sergeant Faith Mekgoe, 40, and Constable Jacob Monnapula, 32, allegedly robbed an Ethiopian of cigarettes worth R100 000 and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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