Two appear in court for allegedly bribing a Hawks investigator

Monday, September 11, 2023

Two suspects, who were arrested in a sting operation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit on Friday, are expected to appear before the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court today on charges of corruption.

The two suspects, aged 40 and 42, were arrested in Ga-Rankuwa for allegedly enticing a Hawks investigator with R10 000 to secure the bail release of one of the suspect’s brother.

It is alleged that one of the suspects has a brother who has been in custody since 2022. He was arrested by the Rustenburg-based Serious Organised Crime Investigation for alleged drug manufacturing.

The suspects were arrested moments after allegedly handing over R10 000 to the investigating officer of the drug case. The money and the vehicle they used were seized for further investigation.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Major General Patrick Mbotho, lauded the investigating officer for displaying integrity beyond reproach. –