Clerk arrested for corruption

2013-05-02 20:34
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Johannesburg - A clerk of the Maintenance Court in Westonaria on the West Rand, was arrested on Thursday for alleged corruption, the Hawks said.

Hawk’s spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said a warrant of arrest was issued against another man, who failed to comply with a maintenance order.

"Instead of arresting this guy the clerk of the court solicited a bribe of R1 500 to squash the warrant of arrest," said Ramaloko.

"The Hawks were alerted and a trap was set to arrest the clerk."

The 39-year-old clerk would appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court on Friday, on a charge of corruption.

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