Mpumalanga cop in court for bribery

2011-10-26 09:01

Johannesburg - A police officer appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for allegedly seeking a bribe from a businesswoman, police said.

Warrant Officer Derrick Mogale was released on R2 000 bail, Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.
The matter was postponed to November 24 for further investigations.

Police set a trap and arrested Mogale earlier on Tuesday, shortly after he took R5 000 from a businesswoman.

"The woman alerted the police after Mogale allegedly threatened to arrest her by claiming she owed the SA Revenue Services R17m in unpaid taxes."

Mogale was attached to the directorate for priority crime investigation.

  • Peter - 2011-10-26 09:24

    I suppose he is a "friend" of Mal enama and wants to boost the idiots money bank account in return for a political position so he can enrich himself further

  • Myth - 2011-10-26 09:40

    And to think, he was that close to becoming Police Commissioner. Well, he has real world police experience and his financial skills, whilst sharp, may lack a certain finesse, but hey, so did the others mostly.

      Kala - 2011-10-26 09:45

      @ Myth - Clearly you don't understand the qualifications for becoming a police commissioner. What our intrepid Detective was doing was merely completing a phase in his progression to higher ranks, that is to have a criminal record. I do believe however, that he still might not meet the criteria for the post, as murder has not been added to his charge sheet. Yet.

  • John - 2011-10-26 13:23

    nothing new here, wish we could start hearing what punishments are getting dished out instead of another one caught with his hand in the till.

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