The Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court handed down a sentence to a former police Constable, Tshepo Mpapa Ledwaba (35) on count of corruption on Tuesday, 13 April.
On 30 July 2017, an on duty Ledwaba stopped a vehicle with an alleged intoxicated driver and offered to drive him home in Amandasig, Pretoria North.
Upon arrival at the complainant’s home, Ledwaba demanded a gratification of R2000 for driving the complainant safe home, which at that moment the complainant did not have. He took the complainant’s contact number to remind him of what he had demanded, the following day.
The matter was reported at the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation in Pretoria for further investigation. On 2 August 2017, the investigation team conducted a sting operation in Rosslyn where they arrested Ledwaba in possession of the entrapment R2000 in cash.
He was granted R1000 bail during his first court appearance and was found guilty on corruption in February this year.
He was sentenced to four years imprisonment which is wholly suspended and three years correctional supervision