Prosecutor appears for corruption

2012-01-26 21:06

Johannesburg - A former prosecutor appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court, in Cape Town, on Thursday for allegedly stealing a police investigation docket.

The matter was postponed until February 15, when it would be transferred to the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Jonas Phoshoko, 38, appeared with co-accused Mhlangeni Mdingi, 42.

It was alleged that Mdingi, who is also involved in another unrelated case, bribed Phoshoko to make the docket disappear.

Phoshoko is out of bail of R4 000 and Mdingi on R2 000.

The case was being transferred in accordance with a directive issued by Western Cape Regional Court President Bruce Langa.

Thist stipulated that all corruption cases involving police officers or public officials, such as prosecutors, be tried in the commercial crime court.

  • Clive - 2012-01-27 10:29

    When it comes to corruption by public servants, nothing will surprise us any more. No doubt the accused is under suspension on full pay. The law needs to be changed in this regard: as soon as an employee (public or private sector) is charged, he/she should be sent home without pay. In the (unlikely) event that the person is found not guilty, salaries due for the suspension period would be paid out on return to duty. Given the number of corrupt government officials, this would save zillions in salaries paid while people sit at home.

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-01-27 13:21

    Who/what the hell is "Thist" in the last sentence. LOL, it should be 'This' I'd say.

  • Tony - 2012-01-27 16:25

    Clive there is a new system of morality in SA today unlike the one that enables us to form the thoughts that you have conveyed. It is a morality that can be considered a consequence to decisions made years ago, it is a heathen morality. When good people commit the anti social act of serving self(an immoral act)at the expense of others there is a consequence to that, a curse is engaged . The curse works something like this. If we choose to place our needs above others, something worse will come along and engage in behaviour that will destroy that which we selfishly have kept to ourselves and more. The case of the prosecutor above is the reward we have been served for the sins of our fathers, it is an example of the consequence of which I speak. The way to deal with this is to see it for what it is and shine the light of truth on it. We have rejected our neighbour and they have as a consequence rejected us. We need to stand up and reclaim the absolute morality that once held us all together. This is not a simple hand holding exercise we need to be united in our belief in an absolute morality. We need to war against this beast.

  • John - 2012-01-28 12:05

    "Prosecutor appears for corruption" "A former prosecutor appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court" Now is he a prosecutor or not??

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