Suspects who tried to bribe an investigating officer with alcohol and money granted bail

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court granted Zuzumuzi Manqonyana (48) and Peter Selenga (49), bail of R10 000 each. Both the accused reside in the Gauteng Province, and their bail conditions are that Manqonyana should report at the Douglasdale police station every Friday, between 08h00 and 18h00, while Selenga was ordered to report at the Midrand police station every Friday, between 08h00 and 18h00.

The pair was arrested by the North West Hawks’ team on Sunday, 23 October 2022, in Klerksdorp. They allegedly offered an investigating officer R50000 to get rid of a docket involving their friend who is a former senior municipality official.

According to the Hawks, the pair was nabbed at the Hawks offices, moments after handing over R25000 and a bottle of Glenfiddich whisky to the investigating officer. Their vehicle was searched and R41500 was allegedly also found. They are facing charges of corruption. Meanwhile, the money and the vehicle have been seized for further investigation.

NPA spokesperson in North West, Henry Mamothame said owing to the serious nature of the offence, the matter has been transferred to the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit (SCCU) of the NPA, for a joint investigation with the Hawks in preparation for trial.

The matter is postponed to 31 January 2023, for further investigations.

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