Ex-reservist nabbed for 'soliciting bribe'

2016-06-16 20:15


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Kimberley – A former police reservist was arrested on Monday for allegedly impersonating a prosecutor, the Hawks said.    

Abraham Jacobus Visagie, 39, allegedly impersonated a Senior Public Prosecutor to solicit a bribe in Springbok Magistrate's Court in December 2015, said Captain Philani Nkwalase in a statement.  

"He approached a 54-year-old woman facing a possible charge of culpable homicide [and] promised to protect her against prosecution," he said.  

Nkwalase said Visagie demanded R6 000 for himself and an additional R15 000 for his associates who would assist on the case. 

"The investigation ensued soon after the matter was reported to the Hawks," he said.   

Visagie was charged with fraud and corruption. He has since appeared in court and was granted R2 000 bail. 

The matter was postponed to July 21.

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