Two Limpopo police officers have been convicted at the Mokopane Regional Court for taking R1 000 bribe four years ago.
Warrant Officer Richard Matsobane Molokome, 54, and Constable Karabo Archibald Sepato, 40, who were both stationed at the Tuinplaas Police Station, accepted a R1 000 bribe from a motorist in December 2017 when they noticed the vehicle had many problems.
The matter was transferred to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team, who duly arrested the police officers.
The police officers are expected to be sentenced in April after they were found guilty of corruption in court yesterday.
Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Philani Nkwalase said the officers were performing crime prevention duties when they committed the crime.
Instead of impounding the vehicle, the two cops demanded a R1 000 gratification.
Nkwalase said the victim went home to fetch money and gave it to the police for the release of his vehicle.
He concluded that the police officers who were initially released on warnings after making several court appearances before they were convicted will be sentenced in the same court on April 19.