Interpreter sentenced

2018-01-31 06:01

A court interpreter for the Department of Justice at the Galeshewe Court has pleaded guilty on two charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

An investigation by the Hawks has culminated in the accused, McAnderson Doctor, being charged for facilitating bribery ­transactions between a Home Affairs immigration officer and an illegal immigrant.

This follows the immigrant’s arrest for not having the necessary asylum documents.

“The immigration officer reported the incident to the De­partment of Home Affairs’ management, who later referred the matter to the Hawks for further investigation,” said Hawks spokesperson, Capt. Philani Nkwa­lase.

McAnderson was fined R12 000 with an alternative five years’ imprisonment.

He was further sentenced to an additional three-year term of imprisonment, suspended for five years on condition that he does not commit similar offences.

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