Police captain appears for corruption

2012-03-01 19:54
Cape Town - Suspended police captain Esmerelda Bailey appeared on corruption and other charges in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Bailey, 43, was arrested last year in a police trap, and faces charges of corruption and the illegal sale of police uniforms and ammunition.

She appeared before Magistrate Jasthree Steyn, who transferred her case to the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

She was warned to appear there on April 5, before Magistrate Amrith Chabillal.

With her in the dock was co-accused Waleed Hendricks, 25, who allegedly bought the stolen police uniforms and ammunition from her.

At Thursday's proceedings, the court granted a separation of trials at the request of commercial crime prosecutor Xolile Jonas.

Jonas told the court Hendricks would go on trial in the Cape Town Regional Court.

He said the Western Cape Directorate for Public Prosecutions had instructed that all cases involving police officials charged with corruption had to be dealt with by the commercial crime court.

Defence attorney William Booth said he had not expected the request for a separation of trials. He said the commercial crime court was swamped, with only one magistrate available.

Hendricks would be back in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on March 26.

Read more on:    cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.