POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe sends a stern warning against SAPS members who might be involved in acts of criminality as two police officers appeared in the Mokerong Magistrate’s Court in Mahwelereng on Thursday 17 November 2022, on charges of Corruption. The two suspects, Sergeant Lesiba Sekutu and Sergeant Elmond Seloma attached to SAPS Mahwelereng Detective Unit were granted bail of R5000-00 each and their case was postponed to 30 January 2023.
The duo was arrested on Thursday 17 November, by the Limpopo Anti-Corruption Unit and made their first court appearance in the Mokerong Magistrate’s Court on the same day.
Their court appearance follows an incident in which a female suspect was arrested for malicious damage to Property earlier this month. The two Police Sergeants allegedly demanded an enticement of R1500 00 in order for her not to be detained.
The anti-corruption of Limpopo investigated the matter and a case docket of corruption and defeating the ends of justice was opened at Mahwelereng Police Station, which subsequently led to the arrest of the two suspects.
“We will not allow criminality within our ranks which has a potential to dent the image of the upstanding officers who are working hard to root out crime and corruption, “said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
Police investigations continue.
Source: South African Police Service