Two ac­cused of bribery to ap­pear in court

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TWO PEO­PLE ac­cused of pay­ing a R12 000 bribe to im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers are ex­pected to reap­pear in the Kim­ber­ley Mag­is­trate’s Court to­mor­row on charges of cor­rup­tion.

Hawks spokesper­son, Cap­tain Phi­lani Nk­walase, said that the ac­cused, Wang Yongjun, 46, and Lin Qin, 45, were ar­rested on Septem­ber 22 and ap­peared be­fore the Kim­ber­ley Mag­is­trate’s Court.


He said the ac­cused al­legedly paid im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers at the De­part­ment of Home Af­fairs in an at­tempt to have their friends re­leased from cus­tody.

Nk­walase stated that the im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers had ear­lier re­ported the mat­ter to the Hawks for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“An en­trap­ment was put in place which led to the ar­rest of the sus­pects,” said Nk­walase.

He in­di­cated that the case was post­poned un­til Septem­ber 28 (to­mor­row) for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“The ac­cused will re­main in cus­tody un­til their next court ap­pear­ance.”

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