Ndondo Amos Phakati, a police constable stationed at Elukwatini Crime Investigation Services, was granted a bail of R1 000-00 when he appeared before the Bad Plaas Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after he was arrested on Wednesday for dealing in rhino horn.
Phakhati joined Dunisani Magagula, Sibongile Semelane, Joyce Ntombi Nkosi, Sonto Catherine Nkosi and Moses Piet Mabuza who were released on R2 000-00 bail each by the Caroline Magistrate’s Court on Monday following their arrest on Saturday.
Members of the Hawks in Secunda, Mpumalanga had received information about the people who were selling a rhino horn. A swift operation was conducted the five suspects were caught in the act of selling the rhino horn valued at R60 000-00. Investigations revealed that constable Phakati was the one negotiating with the buyer and used a state vehicle to transport the horn.
A sad tale when the police, the protectors of the law resort to criminal activities and use state resources. Do we blame the police or the government. Corruption and crime start at the top, and unless the government, the African National Congress (ANC) lead by example, nothing will change. The boys in blue, (not all of the officers) are out to make a quick buck and resort to criminal activities, its called greed.
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