Mtun­zini de­tec­tive up for cor­rup­tion

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

A MTUN­ZINI SAPS de­tec­tive in­volved in the ar­rest of two sus­pects fac­ing mur­der charges for the killing of Univer­sity stu­dent Frank Chirwa, is to be charged for cor­rup­tion. Chirwa (25) a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce stu­dent, was shot twice in the head dur­ing a house rob­bery at his res­i­dence in Vulindlela town­ship, KwaDlangezwa, in Oc­to­ber 2016. It was re­ported that the de­tec­tive phoned one of the the ac­cused’s mother shortly af­ter the ar­rest in 2017 and de­manded a R5 000 bribe to ne­go­ti­ate with the state pros­e­cu­tor to ‘weaken the case.’ Po­lice sources said the de­tec­tive has been banned from at­tend­ing the case in the Mtun­zini High Court. He was banned af­ter the ac­cused’s fam­ily raised fears of their safety af­ter reg­is­ter­ing a case of cor­rup­tion. The de­ceased’s fa­ther, Bless­ing, said they were dis­turbed about the al­le­ga­tions, but were happy with the court pro­ceed­ings. ‘We con­fronted the de­tec­tive, but he de­nied ev­ery­thing,’ he said. King Cetshwayo Clus­ter po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Mbon­geni Md­lalose, said Mtun­zini SAPS were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of cor­rup­tion.

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