Two senior hawks officers suspended for fraud and corruption

South African Police Service

Two senior hawks officers suspended for fraud and corruption
Two senior hawks officers suspended for fraud and corruption

The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has called for the immediate suspension of the two Hawks members who were arrested on Sunday for alleged corruption and fraud.

The two senior officers, Captain Kaizer Mohale (50) and Colonel Emily Hlophe (44) both attached to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Investigation as well as their accomplice, former police constable Steve Mangena (35), were granted bail of R5000 each following their appearance at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday.

The three allegedly misrepresented a businessman who needed services of a private investigator and they allegedly hatched a scam to defraud him. The victim had already paid a substantial amount of money for the services of the three suspects. The Serious Corruption Investigation of the DPCI is investigating the matter and the case is postponed to 05 November 2018.

Lieutenant General Lebeya has welcomed efforts by the Serious Corruption Investigation to root out criminal conduct by Hawks members.

“We cannot sit idle and watch while a few corrupt individuals ruin the reputation of the DPCI. It is our responsibility to build an organisation where people will always trust and are safe from crime. An organisation where all within the ranks of the DPCI are equal before the law, regardless of who you are. Corruption eats away at our people’s opportunities and we will continue to tackle it head without fear of favour,” said Lieutenant General Lebeya.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service