Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) says Hawks’ Anti-Corruption Unit arrested a police constable stationed at Groblersbridge Port of Entry.
According to the SAPS statement, Constable Mahlatse Phillip Tselana (30) and his friend, Lesley Malose Molele (31) allowed Mozambican hijackers to escape for just R5000.
It was revealed that Constable Tselana demanded a bribe from Mozambican hijackers so as to allow them escape through the border with a stolen car.
The car was reportedly stolen from the Department of Agriculture in the North West Province.
“The victims managed to pay R5000-00 on the spot to the Constable and promised to pay an outstanding R16000-00 so that their car can be released.
Tselane gave the bank account of his friend, Molele, to the victims and the outstanding R16000-00 was deposited into that account,” SAPS related.
Already, both suspect appeared before Phalala Magistrate Court on Monday. They were however, remanded in custody until the 6th of next month for formal bail application.
Meanwhile, Wellington Detectives arrested six suspects between the ages of 25 and 43 for house robbery today.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the robbery was perpetrated yesterday.
The suspects reportedly attacked a house on a farm in Wellington at about 22:30.
SAPS related that “the suspects threatened the occupants of the house with a knife and other sharp objects and demanded cash.”
Afterwards, they fled the scene in a vehicle with personal properties, cellular telephones, laptops and a rifle with ammunition.
Investigations led detectives to a residence in Paarl. There, they arrested the suspects, seized a vehicle, the stolen properties and the firearm.
They suspects are yet to be charged. Once they are, they will appear in the Wellington Magistrates court for house robbery and other related charges.