An Intelligence Driven Operation conducted on 28 July in Standerton led to the arrest of a 35-year-old Control Prosecutor for allegations of corruption as well as defeating the ends of justice.
According to information available, the Prosecutor was alleged to have solicited bribes from suspects in an exchange for cases to either be withdrawn or struck off the court roll.
Police, through information gathered, followed up on this man’s activities where they pounced on him after he allegedly received an undisclosed amount of cash from a suspect in exchange for withdrawal of a case and was found with the cash.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has welcomed the arrest and commended police for the sterling work.
General Zuma said that the wheels of justice cannot be allowed to stop rolling by corrupt elements within the system.
“The law must take its course without fear or favour and our efforts of rooting out corruption are continuing to yield positive results, ” said General Zuma.
Meanwhile the suspect is expected to appear at the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 30 July 2020.