Court officials held for corruption

2013-03-07 22:19
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Johannesburg - A court interpreter and a prosecutor at the Carletonville Magistrate's Court were arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a suspect on Thursday, the Hawks said.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said the two approached a 58-year-old man who was appearing for alleged illegal possession of scrap metals.

"His case was withdrawn and the interpreter followed him out of court and said the charges were withdrawn because he had convinced the magistrate to do so."

They demanded R2 500 from the man.

Ramaloko said the interpreter was accused of soliciting a bribe from a rape suspect too.

He apparently demanded R2 000 from the man and promised to have his case withdrawn.

"It was not. That case is continuing," said Ramaloko.

The two were expected to appear in the Carletonville Magistrate's Court on Friday facing charges of corruption.

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