Durban cops accused of bribery out on bail

Durban cops accused of bribery out on bail

Two Durban police officers accused of bribery will be back in court next month.

Gavel, courtroom

They were arrested in a sting operation by members of the Hawks a week ago.

It's understood Constable Sinothi Mahlaba and Sergeant Bongumusa Mzobe arrested a man and his friend who were found in possession of counterfeit alcohol.

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Hawks officials say the duo did not open a case but instead demanded cash from the two in return for destroying the evidence.

It's alleged Mhlaba and Mzobe received a R4000 payment, with a promise that the balance will be paid at a later stage.

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They also took the pair's vehicle. The friends alerted the Hawks who set up the sting operation.

The officers are out on R 5 000 bail each.

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