Corrupt cops granted bail

2015-01-12 21:27
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Johannesburg - Two Limpopo policemen arrested on corruption charges appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Monday, said police.

The pair were released on bail of R1 000 each, said police spokesperson Ronel Otto.

"The case was postponed to 3 March or further investigation," she said.

Constable Mahudu Smith Seabi, 35, and Constable Godfrey Ramasunzi, 32, were arrested on Thursday after they allegedly solicited bribes from Zimbabwean nationals who were travelling into South Africa by bus.

"It is alleged that they entered the bus and demanded passports from the passengers," said Otto.

The officers allegedly told the passengers that some of their passports were invalid and demanded that everyone on board pay R100 before they could resume their journey.

"While they were busy collecting money, some of the passengers attacked the policemen and they took a belt, shirt and name tag of one of the [policemen]," said Otto.

The policemen then fled.

The bus driver drove to a local police station and reported the incident.

"While there, the two members also arrived. They were pointed out by the passengers in the bus and were arrested," said Otto.

 

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