Two police officers were granted bail following their first appearance in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of corruption and possession of dagga (cannabis).
Constables Andries Nkosi, 35 and Lucky Mashigo, 36 along with civilian Rose Owuse, 34, were arrested on Wednesday after the crime intelligence unit received a tip-off.
“On arrival they found two constables on duty and in full uniform travelling in Nkosi’s private car with a bag of dagga in the vehicle,” Mpumalanga police spokesman Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said.
He said the bag contained compressed dagga and had an estimated street value of R35 000.
It was believed the officers had solicited a R2000 bribe from Owuse and were waiting for payment when they were arrested, Sedibe said.
Owuse appeared in court with them and was also granted bail on condition she surrender her passport and report to Kanyamazane police station every Monday.
They each paid R1000 bail. The case was postponed to March 1.
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