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Police officers in court for robbery

2012-01-16 16:38

Johannesburg - Five police officers and four others accused of robbing a taxi association appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday, Gauteng police said.

Captain Mphande Khoza said the matter was postponed to January 23 for a bail application.

"The State requested more time for the investigation to consult with a few of the witnesses," he said.

Sergeant Brenda Letsiela, 35, her husband France Ndlayane, 49, Constable Trevor Mbalati, 27, Constable Rabelani Tshitakole, 29, reservist Constables Zakhele Sikhosana, 27, and Bongani Mdakane, 31, as well as Musina Silasi, 57, France Modondo, 54, and Richard Funani, 40, appeared in court.

They were arrested on January 5 and 6 following a robbery at the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association's office on December 9 last year.

The group allegedly held security guards at gunpoint, broke into a safe, and stole R160 000 from the association's office at a disused Engen garage along Roodepoort Road in Soweto.

At the time, Letsiela was already on suspension in connection with another robbery.

She and the two reservists, who had since been expelled from the service, allegedly robbed a Pakistani-owned shop in Langlaagte, Johannesburg of R90 000.

Comments
  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-01-16 17:07

    Hawu! Aren't they supposed to be on the other side of the dock? Is this how our law enforcement officers do things in the new reconditioned pimped out SAPF.

  • Thandi - 2012-01-16 17:16

    Ho-hum. Our apology for a police force in the news again, for all the wrong reasons as usual. What a pathetic bunch they have become. I fear our police more than i fear the so-called crooks.

  • Larry - 2012-01-16 17:20

    No wonder the big guys walk away scott free every time. Our Police are too busy robbing, demanding bribes and stealing. Oh! and they are too incompetent to do the job they are paid for anyway.

  • Hugh - 2012-01-16 17:22

    and so it goes. Viva.

  • Mphotent - 2012-01-16 17:35

    Minister I instruct you to arrest them.

  • Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-01-16 17:43

    am not surprised,with the salary they are getting I wud also rob taxi associations,the whole lot

  • Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-01-16 17:43

    am not surprised,with the salary they are getting I wud also rob taxi associations,the whole lot

      Gerhard - 2012-01-16 20:59

      Zipho just go and hang yourself

  • Andre - 2012-01-17 12:23

    No bail for cops. They are in a position of power and can and will meddle with witnesses and evidence. Many people are joining the police with the sole intention of committing crime.

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