Tembisa couple held for bribe

2012-07-23 16:25

Johannesburg - A couple were arrested for bribery in Tembisa, on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Monday.

Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said a 48-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman allegedly offered a ward councillor R300 on Thursday in exchange for a vacant site on which to build.

"The councillor notified us and we came prepared," he said.

The couple was arrested in the councillor's office at the Margaret Zuma Community Centre and would appear soon in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court on charges of bribery.

"They are still in custody," he said.

  • sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-24 13:47

    they obviously didnt offer a big enough bribe

  • kgalalelo.malesele - 2012-07-24 14:15

    They didn't offer a lot enough the fact that they went to him says a lot. He must have done it before and now he is taking it out on the poor couple .......and peeps still say money can't give u love? I've come this to know that money can give anything

  • ish.mkhonto.7 - 2012-07-24 14:19

    I would not accept it as well.

  • don.maphosa - 2012-07-24 14:32

    This guy heard 300, & what they meant was 300000.00

  • zukile.marcus - 2012-07-24 16:16

    hayi maan!! you dont bring pocket money for land bribery you'll get arrested; ask the foreigners how is it done man.

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