Mpumalanga Corruption accused officials granted bail
JOHANNESBURG – Three senior public servants who stand accused of corruption have been granted bail of R20,000 each.
Mpumalanga Human Settlements head, Kebone Masenga, Hawk’s official Ayanda Plaatje, and the province’s acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Matric Luphondo.
It is alleged they tried to bribe a prosecutor to withdraw charges of fraud and for contravening the Immigration Act.
Lieutenant Colonel of the Gauteng Hawks allegedly received a R28,000 bribe to assist in getting the case withdrawn.
The NPA member allegedly offered and handed over an R5,000 bribe and an 18-year-old bottle of whiskey to the complainant.
The government official heads up the Human Settlements department in Mpumalanga, while the NPA member is believed to be a top prosecutor who had been gunning for the position of National Director of Public Prosecution.
Their trial date has been set for 23 July.
Source | eNCA
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