Police constables sentenced for corruption

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Pretoria District Court, sentenced two police constables Puleng Peter Seshoka (40), and Zakhele Ronnie Mtsheni (40), to 4 years of direct imprisonment, after being convicted of corruption worth R1000. 

On 27 February 2019, when the complainant was at Centurion Mall, the two-constable approached him in his car, telling him his car looked suspicious and demanded to search it. They discovered that the license disk had expired, but still was within the grace period, they then told him to choose between following him to the police station, and R 5000 bail or giving them R1000.

National Prosecuting Authority Regional Spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said after the complainant opted to pay the R1000, they took his belongings while he went to withdraw the funds and returned them when he gave them the money. 

“The following day, the complainant reported the matter to the police. After investigations by the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit, the two constables were summoned to court on 07 October 2020 and were later released on warning.  In court, the two pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them”. Explained Mahanjana.

Prosecutor, Cassius Mona, asked the court to impose a sentence that will send a strong message, that corruption will not be tolerated. The NPA welcomed the sentence.

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