Cop arrested after demanding R2 000 from sexual assault suspect

Cop arrested after demanding R2 000 from sexual assault suspect

- Mpolokeng Monenyane, 38, is facing seven years in prison after she was arrested for demanding a R2 000 bribe from a rape suspect

- The Haws had set up a sting operation in 2013 in which Monenyane was arrested

- The rape suspect was acquitted on all charges, Monenyane will serve the remaining four years of her sentence in prison

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A police officer has been slapped with a seven-year sentence for offering to drop rape charges against a suspect in return for R2 000.

Mpolokeng Monenyane, 38, was sentenced in court on Friday, he was attached to the Mangaung family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit.

Capt Christopher Singo, the Hawks spokesperson, revealed that Monenyane was arrested in 2013 after the Hawks set up a sting operation.

Cop arrested after demanding R2 000 from sexual assault suspect
Mpolokeng Monenyane has been sentenced to seven years in prison for demanding a R2 000 bribe from a rape suspect. Photo credit: @SAPoliceService
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Monenyane was arrested initially on charges of extortion and defeating the ends of justice. However, as the rape accused was acquitted on the charges he was facing according to SowetanLive.

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Monenyane will only stay in prison for four years as she had already served three years of her seven-year sentence.

Earlier, Gauteng police have confirmed that official charges have been laid against Euphonik and DJ Fresh for allegedly drugging and raping a young woman back in 2011.

Earlier this week, a woman took to Twitter claiming that the two DJs took advantage of her while she was drunk. She claimed that they had drugged her and raped her.

Police authorities have confirmed to TshisaLive that formal cases of rape have been lodged against the two of them.

The woman requested that her identity remains hidden and revealed that the ordeal happened while she was at a party in 2011. At the time, she was a student at the University of Pretoria.

In other news, DJ Fresh and Euphonik have been cancelled following the revelation that the two are at the centre of a scandal in which they are alleged to have sexually assaulted the same woman on the same night.

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According to TimesLive the police have opened a case in Pretoria. This has resulted in a massive social media backlash against the artists.

Primedia Broadcasting has issued a statement saying that the DJ's and the company have reached a mutual decision that the pair will be taken off the air while the investigation continues.

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