Bribery charge investigated

2017-05-31 06:01

An immigration officer of the Department of Home Affairs appeared before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 22 May, on charges of corruption.

Mshudulu Mvuleni’s (37) court appearance follows his arrest on Friday, 19 May, at the immigration offices in Kimberley.

It is alleged that Mvuleni had approached a foreign national with a R4 000 bribe.

According to Capt. Philani Nkwalase of the Hawks, the accused had submitted an application for a work permit and demanded the R4 000 in return to ensure that the documents were processed successfully.

“The victim paid R500 and was subjected to further demands for money, which were reported to the Hawks,” said Nkwalase in a statement.

Mvuleni was granted R1 000 bail and the matter was postponed to 30 June for further investigation.

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