Saturday, April 24, 2010

Traffic cops in court

2010-04-24 16:00

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Pretoria - Two traffic officers accused of kidnapping and corruption appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, police said on Saturday.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said Joseph Ramafoko, 44, and Jonathan Seeletsa 49 were released on R1 000 bail each on Friday. Their case was postponed to June 23 for further investigation.

He said the two allegedly stopped a truck driver in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria on Tuesday, and found out that its licence disc had expired. They then allegedly ordered the driver to ask for R5 000 from his employer to secure his release and that of the truck.

They allegedly detained him for two days, until his employer deposited R4 000 into the personal account of one of the officers before he contacted the police.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident , a 33-year-old man, who is a brother to one of the officers was arrested for trading in ivory and rhino horns. Ramaloko said the man was plying his trade at a shopping mall in Temba.

When police arrested him, he allegedly explained that the horns belong to his brother. He alleged that the brother had stopped a bakkie and when he inspected a suspicious bag the bakkie drove off leaving the bag behind.

He alleged that his brother asked him to sell the ivory and horns for him. He is due to appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday.



Comments by Sonny

The Mayor must go and then the corrupt officials must be dealt with!

Corruption seems to be a personal business nowadays!

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