Prosecutor arrested for corruption

2012-09-12 09:45

Durban - A public prosecutor was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly withdrew a court case in exchange for cash, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

He allegedly withdrew drunken driving charges against a man before he could appear in court, spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

The suspect had been arrested for drunken driving on Monday. Tests showed he was over the legal blood alcohol limit. He was charged and released on R3 000 bail.

On Tuesday the prosecutor stamped and signed the suspect's bail slip, instructed him to collect his bail refund and pay him R1 000 to make the case disappear. The man called the police and a trap was set for the prosecutor at the Estcourt Magistrate's Court.

The 29-year-old was arrested after he collected the R1 000. He was expected to appear in the same court on Wednesday on corruption charges.

  • frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-12 09:53

    LOL..take it and GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-12 10:00

    Only one grand? On a scale of what is happening in South Africa he should have been just reprimanded.

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-12 10:14

    Wonder who authorised the trap! Because according to the law that I studied,police cannot just set a trap without authorisation! The evidence,all of it,that would have been discovered then is inadmissible as the trap would be unlawful!

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-12 10:54

      It is not a trap if the prosecutor offered to withdraw the case against the payment. Only if the accused offered to pay and then went to the police and a trap was then set.

  • clement.debillot - 2012-09-12 10:27

    Public prosecutor must be stupid. I mean a good job and he throws it away for R1000. Idiot of the year

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-12 10:57

    & what would have happened if he had caused an accident and one or two people lost their lives? DRUNK DRIVING is a damn SIN IDIOT!!!!

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