Tebogo Msimanga |
The Schweizer-Reneke Regional Court in North West Province sentenced Thabang Monyane to three years in prison for corruption. Monyane, who is a former Constable, was sentenced following an incident reported in April 2015 in Bloemhof.
Colonel Adéle Myburgh said at the time of the incident, Monyane was on patrol when he stopped a vehicle and accused the driver of being under the influence of alcohol. “He arrested the driver, but demanded R1000.00 bribery.”
Myburgh added that the driver was taken home after he paid R500.00. “It was reported that Monyane went back to the driver’s place the following day to demand the outstanding R500.00, but was arrested during a controlled police action (trap) and was found in possession of the money he took from the driver.”
North West Acting Police Commissioner, General Dintletse Molefe commended all role players for conducting an excellent investigation that led to the sentencing of the accused as part of rooting out corrupt employees who tarnish the image of the Service.