Mtunzini detective up for corruption
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.