Pretoria News

Cop gets suspended sentence for corruption

- JONISAYI MAROMO

THE SPECIALISE­D Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria has sentenced former police constable Tshepo Ledwaba to a four-year suspended jail term and correction­al supervisio­n after convicting him of corruption.

In July 2017, Ledwaba who was on duty stopped a vehicle with an alleged intoxicate­d driver and offered to drive him home in Pretoria, where he then demanded gratificat­ion of R2 000 which the motorist did not have at hand, Gauteng spokespers­on for the Directorat­e for Priority Crime Investigat­ion (the Hawks) Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said.

“He (Ledwaba) took the complainan­t’s contact number to remind him of what he had demanded, the following day,” Mulamu said in a statement.

The matter was reported to the Hawks and the following month an investigat­ion team conducted a sting operation where they arrested Ledwaba in possession of the entrapment R2 000 in cash. After appearing in court, he was found guilty of corruption this February. He was sentenced to four years imprisonme­nt, which is wholly suspended, and three years correction­al supervisio­n,” Mulamu said.

On Tuesday, two members of the Hawks, based at Vaal Rand in Gauteng province appeared in court after they were arrested for stealing money from a cash-in-transit crime scene. The duo were charged with theft and defeating the ends of justice.

Rapulane Tlholoe and Ndavhelese­ni Musetha, who are attached to the Hawks’ serious organised crime investigat­ion unit, were both arrested on Tuesday over the January incident in which they attended to a cash in-transit crime scene in Johannesbu­rg.

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