Offer Of A Cool Drink And R15O Sends Policeman Behind Bars


Sergeant Mziwandile Mventshana, 43, is now cooling off behind bars after the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime Court sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.

During the sentencing which held on Tuesday, the court found Mventshana and his colleague, Constable Khayalethu Hlamvana, 37, guilty on two charges of fraud.

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The woes of the security agents started on December 30 2014; when Mventshana stopped a motorist at a roadblock for an alcohol test.

The motorist, 25, was however found to have been drunk-driving. But, Mventshana rather asked for a cool drink and R100 in order to have his lips sealed.

After speaking to Hlamvana, it was decided the motorist should pay them R200 and buy them a drink.

Having only R150 left, the motorist gave it to the officers and drove to the Mount Road police station to lay a charge.

Investigations commenced and they were found guilty of the charge. According to the Hawks, it was also found that same charges were laid against the two officers that same day by another motorist.

The Mount Road police station officers were were later nabbed on April 15 2015. The duo were found guilty on two charges of fraud on May 2016.

Three of Mventshana’s seven years in jail were suspended for five years while his ally, Hlamvana would be sentenced on September 30, as ruled by the court on Tuesday.

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The number of police officers caught in the web of bribery is gradually soaring high in recent time.

Last month, two Free State police officers appeared in court after they were arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe.

Hawks’s Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that a warrant officer and a sergeant from Mangaung detective services were arrested in Hertzogville and that they have been charged with corruption and soliciting a bribe.