Former crime intelligence member convicted

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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. ​

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