Security guards arrested in Beitbridge Border for corruption

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Hlokomelo Mabogale |

The Hawks in Limpopo arrested two security guards, Tshilidzi Samuel Masutha(35) and Ronewa Makhovha( 31) at the Beitbridge border post on the 26th of  January 2022.                     

This came after the Hawks’ members investigated allegations of corruption, theft of a motor vehicle, and defeating the ends of justice against the two security guards employed by the Fidelity Security Company.

They appeared in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and they are remanded in custody until the 2nd of February for formal bail applications.

According to the Hawks, on 18 December 2021, a suspicious international truck driver Kholisani Nkomo was allegedly stopped by the South African Revenue Service officials at the Beitbridge Port of Entry search point. It is reported that the truck was impounded for a mandatory search but the driver promised the officials a bribe for the release of the truck.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said while SARS officials were still busy with the process of impounding the truck, a Fidelity company security official allegedly approached and persuaded them to accept a bribe but they refused. “The truck was eventually impounded and kept under the watch of another security official who allegedly abandoned his post which led to the disappearance of the truck”.

However, after an investigation by the Hawks in collaboration with SARS Anti-Corruption members, warrants of arrest were authorised against the two Fidelity guards.

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