A 41-year-old Ethiopian National male has been arrested after he allegedly tried to bribe an immigration officer in Limpopo. The suspect offered the immigration officer an amount of R 30 000 at Mankweng Magistrate’s complex.

On Tuesday 29 August 2023, the Immigration Officer was approached by the suspect who alleged that he was related to an accused, who was arrested for illegal immigration in Mankweng on 28 August 2023.

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The suspect offered the immigration offer the bribe in exchange for the immigration officer not filing section 212, and testifying in Court during bail application.

Ethiopian man arrested for bribe of immigration officer
Mankweng Police

The immigration officer reported the matter to the Anti-Corruption Unit and an undercover operation was conducted on Wednesday. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday after handing R 8 000 to the Immigration officer.


He is expected to appear before the Mankweng Magistrate court on charges of corruption.

Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has applauded the immigration officer for firmly declining the offer.