Prosecutor arrested on bribe charge during court session

2013-07-10 00:00

THE KwaDukuza police’s cluster task team barged into a courtroom at the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday and arrested the prosecutor.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said the 33-year-old prosecutor was arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a lawyer who was representing a client accused of fraud and assault.

Mdunge said the cluster task team was tipped off about the bribe.

“The prosecutor allegedly demanded a ransom of R1 000 from the advocate. A trap was set up and a sworn statement was obtained from the advocate, and the money was arranged as an exhibit,” Mdunge said in a statement.

He said the cash was handed over to the prosecutor at an arranged time and the police moved in once the money was taken.

“The officers entered the court while the court was in session. A search was conducted after the prosecutor was told of the police investigation process.

“An amount of R1 000 was found in the prosecutor’s possession, which matched the copies of the marked police trap money used. The prosecutor was immediately arrested,” he said.

He said the prosecutor was in custody at the Durban Central Police Station and was expected to appear in court on corruption charges today.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkissoon confirmed the arrest, but could not provide further details.

“I can only confirm the arrest, but at this stage I don’t have the details. Our prosecutor was remanded in custody and will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday [today],” Ramkissoon told The Witness yesterday.


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