Two Police officers attached to SAPS Mahwelereng, Mokopane have been arrested for soliciting a bribe from a suspect who was in trouble with the law enforcement.

Sergeant Lesiba Sekutu and Sergeant Elmond Seloma were granted bail of R 5000 each and their case was postponed to 30 January 2023.

The duo was also arrested on Thursday, 17 November, by the Limpopo Anti-Corruption Unit. They also made their first court appearance in the Mokerong Magistrate’s Court on the same day.

TWO POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR SOLICITING A BRIBE

Their court appearance follows an incident in which a female suspect was arrested for Malicious damage to Property earlier this month. The two Police Sergeants allegedly demanded an enticement of R 1500 00. A bribe was for her not to be detained. Anti-corruption of Limpopo investigated the matter. A case docket of corruption and defeating the ends of justice was also opened at Mahwelereng Police Station. This subsequently led to the arrest of the two suspects.

Two police arrested for bribe in Mahwelereng
Two police arrested for bribe in Mahwelereng

Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has sent a stern warning. She warned against SAPS members who might be involved in acts of criminality.  

“We will not allow criminality within our ranks which has a potential to dent the image of the upstanding officers who are working hard to root out crime and corruption,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.’

Meanwhile

SAPS EMPLOYEES REWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE

MEC for Transport and Community Safety Ms Florence Radzilani presented excellence awards to SAPS employees for going an extra mile when performing various tasks.

Recipients included police members from the lowest levels up to senior management. These also include cleaners employed by the South African Police Service. The awards were categorized into the following:

National Awards Category

National Special Awards Category

Provincial Commissioner Awards Category

Provincial Commissioner’s Special Awards Category