Cop is paid R3000 to make docket in reckless driving case disappear

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Cop is paid R3000 to make docket in reckless driving case disappear
BUSTED: A rogue cop in Mpumalanga has been sentenced to 5 months in jail for taking a bribe in order to make a docket disappear. PICTURE BY Twitter

She was stationed at Mbombela.


A female detective who was investigating a case of reckless driving has been sentenced to 5 months imprisonment after she was found guilty of corruption for making a docket disappear, having been paid R3000 by the culprit.

She has also lost her job after an internal disciplinary hearing found her guilty of misconduct.

Hawks spokeswoman Dineo Sekgotodi said the matter was referred to them for investigation.

She is identified as 39-year-old Constable Maspayi Thalitha Nkambule…

Sekgotodi said in April 2014 Nkambule was tasked with investigating a case that had been opened against a driver who was arrested for reckless and negligent driving.

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When the suspect in the matter saw the case would make his life difficult he met with Nkambule and gave her R3000 to assist her by making the docket disappear.

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“The matter was reported to the Hawks in Mpumalanga,” Sekgotodi said.

“And a controlled operation was conducted, which resulted in the suspect being arrested and charged with corruption,” she said.

She was also fired from the Mbombela police station after an internal disciplinary action found her guilty of misconduct.

Friday 26 June 2020, Nkambule was found guilty and sentenced by the Mbombela Magistrates Court to 5 months imprisonment or to pay fine of R5000.

Hawks boss Major-General Ntombizodwa Mokoena has welcomed the sentencing of the corrupt officer, and called on all members within the security cluster “to refrain from corrupt activities”.

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