Secunda policeman arrested for armed robbery and corruption

South African Police Service

Secunda policeman arrested for armed robbery and corruption
Secunda policeman arrested for armed robbery and corruption

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma cautioned members and employees of the SAPS to refrain from illicit activities. The warning by General Zuma comes after two police Constables from Secunda, were arrested on allegations of armed robbery, corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

The arrest of the pair came after police received information regarding a marked police bakkie with two police officers, busy offloading copper cables at a certain house at Embalenhle, Secunda. Upon arrival, they indeed found the copper cables, as a result two men, Moses Bongani Maseko aged 45 and Freddy Simphiwe Ngobeni aged 36, were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property.

The pair implicated the two uniformed police officers who were driving the police bakkie.

The matter was then handed over to the Anti Corruption Unit, hence the arrest of the two members, Constables Freedom Mebu (26) and Musawenkosi Praiseman Mbokazi (33).

A short scrutiny on the matter suggested that Mebu and Mbokazi had allegedly robbed some men whom they found carrying the copper cables and delivered it to the house of the suspects (Maseko and Ngobeni) Mebu and Mbokazi were then arrested on 22 August 2018 and appeared at the Secunda Magistrate’s Court, whilst Ngobeni and Maseko had appeared earlier and all of them were warned to reappear at the same court on 27 and 20 September 2018, respectively.

General Zuma vowed that corrupt elements will be removed from the SAPS eventually.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service