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Pretoria court sentences two police officers to four years in prison for corruption – SABC News

A court in Pretoria has sentenced two police officers to four years in prison, after being convicted of corruption.

Puleng Seshoka and Zakhele Mtsheni were arrested after extorting R 1000 from a bus driver at Centurion Mall in 2019.

The two officers approached the complainant at the mall, telling him that his car was suspicious and wanted them to search it. When they found out that the license disc had expired, they gave the complainants a choice to choose between going with him to the police station and paying a ransom of R 5000, or giving them R 1000.

The spokesperson for the National Judiciary, Lumka Mahanjana, welcomed the case.

“The Pretoria District Court has convicted two officers from the South African Police for corruption amounting to R1000. Both demanded R1000 from the man for failing to pay the R5000 ransom. The state asked the court to impose a penalty that will send a strong message that this will not be tolerated especially in the country where the police are accused of corruption and not doing their job. The NPA accepts the case. “

Pretoria court sentences two police officers to four years in prison for corruption – SABC News

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