Police officers arrested for corruption

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Sergeant Xolani Vincent Nqoko  (46) and Sergeant Mawethu Mthimkhulu  (43) attached to Mbizana SAPS were remanded in custody by Mbizana Magistrate’s court on 30 November 2022. This follows their arrest by Mbizana-based Serious Corruption Investigation Unit of the Hawks on 29 November 2022 for charges of corruption and extortion.

It is alleged that on 28 June 2022, Zwelenkosi Ntakana was travelling towards Flagstaff in his Toyota Bakkie when two unknown males hijacked his vehicle. He reported the matter at Flagstaff Police Station where a case of hijacking was opened.

Eastern Cape Hawks Spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela it is further alleged that in October 2022 Ntakana received a call from someone who introduced himself as a police officer from Mbizana Police Station informing him that when his vehicle was found it had a firearm inside which has been linked to multiple murder cases.

“The caller is reported to have further stated that if Ntakana did not want these murder cases to be investigated against him, he had to pay an amount of R5000. Ntakana immediately reported the matter to the Hawks and investigations ensued”.

The two are remanded in custody until 7 December 2022 for a formal bail application.

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