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Police Constable Convicted For Corruption After Taking R1500 Bribe To Destroy Docket

This conviction serves as a reminder that law enforcement agencies are committed to upholding the principles of justice and maintaining the public's trust.

A former detective constable, Tshifhiwa Muvhango, 41, has been convicted for corruption by the Polokwane Regional Court in Limpopo.

The conviction comes after an incident in March 2016, where Muvhango, who was stationed at the Thohoyandou police station, stole a case docket that was being investigated by his colleague.

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According to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, Muvhango approached a motorist who had been arrested for drunken driving and demanded a gratification of R1,500 in exchange for making the case disappear.

The matter was promptly reported to the Polokwane-based Hawks’ serious corruption investigation unit, who then launched an undercover operation.

Muvhango was arrested immediately after receiving the gratification money from the motorist. Subsequently, he had multiple court appearances before being released on bail until his recent conviction. The case has been postponed to March 4 for sentencing.

In response to the conviction, Major General Gopz Govender, the provincial head of the Hawks in Limpopo, welcomed the outcome. He assured the community that corruption will not be tolerated and emphasised that it will be dealt with decisively, without fear, favour, or prejudice.

This conviction serves as a reminder that law enforcement agencies are committed to upholding the principles of justice and maintaining the public’s trust. It also sends a strong message that corruption within the police force will not be tolerated, and those involved will face the consequences of their actions.

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The conviction of Tshifhiwa Muvhango is a significant step towards combating corruption and ensuring the integrity of the criminal justice system. It serves as a warning to others who may consider engaging in similar acts of corruption that they will be held accountable for their actions.

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The Hawks and other law enforcement agencies continue to work tirelessly to root out corruption and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity within the police force. The public can have confidence that those who abuse their positions for personal gain will be identified, investigated, and brought to justice.

The conviction of Muvhango is a testament to the commitment of the Hawks and their dedication to eradicating corruption. It serves as a reminder that no one is above the law and that those who engage in corrupt practices will face the full force of justice.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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