A 39-year-old police Constable, Lieukazi Lilly Ndzendze is expected to make a follow-up appearance next Monday 7 June 2021, in the Durban Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 for alleged corruption that took place in 2018.
The Detective Constable attached to a Durban North police station allegedly solicited a gratification from an accused on a drunken driving case which was provisionally withdrawn. She called him in at the station in the guise that she wanted to serve court summons on him for the same case.
When the accused, Jaychand Seerpath (51) arrived at the station as ordered, Constable Ndzendze allegedly informed him that the matter could be solved if he paid her R4 000-00 and a further R 2000-00 that she stated was meant for the Prosecutor in the case in order to permanently withdraw the case.
Seerpath who was in the company of two other males allegedly paid the demanded R4000-00 on the spot and informed Ndzendze that he will pay the R2000-00 within two days after their meeting. The Constable agreed to the arrangement but not before she demanded lunch money of which she was given an extra R400-00.
The matter was later reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team.
Mr Jaychand Seerpath was consequently arrested and charged for corruption in September of 2019, he was granted bail. Constable Ndzendze has now been added on the same case as the second accused hence her recent court appearance.
She was granted R500-00 bail and they are both expected back in the same court on Monday, 7 June 2021.