Tebogo Msimanga |
The Mount Frere Magistrate’s court convicted Khangelani Ngejane (52 for charges of corruption.
In May 2013, the East London Serious Corruption Investigation team received information that Ngejane, who was a member of the Crime Intelligence Division at Mount Frere, was extorting money from a state witness claiming that in the murder case she was acquitted on by being a state witness, was reinstated.
Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said Ngejana further claimed that he was assigned to investigate the case. “He demanded R20 000 from the witness to make the said case docket disappear. The witness paid R5000 00 and agreed to pay the balance in instalments.”
After paying the first instalment, the witness decided to lodge a criminal complaint with East London Serious Corruption Investigation team for probing.
“For the second instance, a sting operation was conducted and the trap money was recovered from Ngejane.He was arrested and released on bail. He was further subjected to an internal disciplinary hearing which left him jobless.” The matter is remanded to 19 October 2021 for sentencing at Lusikisiki Regional court.