A 36-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Hennenman Magistrates’ Court on 10 March 2023 facing charges of corruption.
The suspect was arrested on Thursday, 9 March 2023 by the Welkom based Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team.
It is alleged that on the 26 February 2023, the Prosecutor approached the complainant and demanded R5000-00 from him so that he can withdraw two criminal cases against the complainant and his wife.
The complainant alerted the Hawks.
On Thursday, 9 March 2023 the complainant met with the Prosecutor in his office at Hennenman Magistrates’ Court where he paid him R5000-00.
Immediately after the prosecutor received R5000-00 from the complainant he was arrested.