Cop and prosecutor charged

2013-11-05 20:28

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Johannesburg - A policeman and prosecutor appeared in the Evander Magistrate's Court on Tuesday accused of corruption, Mpumalanga police said.

Constable Justice Maleka, 37, and Tumelo Malesa, 32, were each released on R1 500 bail and expected back in court on 13 January, said Colonel Leonard Hlathi.

Maleka was stationed at Embalenhle, while Malesa worked in the Evander Magistrate's Court.

"It is alleged that the suspects worked in cahoots to solicit money from a house breaking suspect arrested in October whose case had been withdrawn as the court did not find sufficient grounds to prosecute," said Hlathi.

"Maleka misrepresented information about the case by telling the suspect, who is complainant in this case, that he 'will make the docket disappear' in exchange for cash."

The man made arrangements to hand over the money, while tipping off police.

Police then conducted an operation on Monday.

Maleka drove to the man's work to collect the money in a marked police car. The man allegedly gave Maleka R2 000 and after the transaction, Maleka left, driving in the direction of Evander.

"The police stopped him, searched the vehicle, found R2 000 and arrested him. The police went to [the] Evander Magistrate's Court to arrest Malesa," said Hlathi.

Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Thulani Ntobela congratulated the police for the arrests.

"No one is above the law and it is also disturbing when officials who are tasked with the responsibility to uphold the law, are the ones who are breaking it."

Ntobela hoped the arrests would send a clear message to other civil servants guilty of questionable conduct.

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