Prosecutor Slapped With 5 Years for Taking R1.5k Bribe and Withdrawing Drunk Driving Case, Shocking SA

Prosecutor Slapped With 5 Years for Taking R1.5k Bribe and Withdrawing Drunk Driving Case, Shocking SA

  • A former public prosecutor from Limpopo has landed in hot water for bribery and corruption
  • The Seshego District Court sentenced the prosecutor to five years for receiving a R1 500 bribe and withdrawing a case
  • South Africans are shocked that the former prosecutor would throw her entire career away from R 1 500

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SESHEGO - A disgraced former prosecutor's corruption conviction has landed her a five-year jail sentence.

Former prosecutor sentenced to five years for accepting R1 500 bribe
Limpopo court sentenced a former prosecutor to five years in jail for accepting a R1 500 bribe and withdrawing a drunk driving case. Image: Stock photo
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The Seshego District Court in Limpopo sentenced Guesta Rhulani Maboela on Friday, 28 March, for accepting a R1 500 bride and withdrawing a drunk driving case.

Former prosecutor demands bribe in drunk driving case

The bribery dates back to May 2019, when Maboela demanded R1 500 from a person arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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The complainant reported the extortion to the Hawks, which conducted a swift undercover operation. Maboela was arrested at her workplace after taking a bribe, IOL reported.

Hawks investigation uncovers withdrawn drunk driving case

The undercover investigation also uncovered that the case against the complainant had been withdrawn before the court.

In a press release, Limpopo Hawks Provincial Head Major-General Gopz Govender praised the investigation and prosecution team for ensuring Maboela faced justice.

Govender said:

“We are determined to fight the scourge of corruption without fear or favour.”

South African shocked former prosecutor would risk career over R1.5K

Below are some comments:

@Kim_Laura1 said:

"Tjo imagine ‍♀️ o dom, dom, dom."

@BbwMaturity commented:

"Poverty mentality. Imagine your whole career destroyed by R1 500 bribe."

@Plsb12 asked:

"Let her rot in jail. How many cases has she withdrawn? @NPA_Prosecutes I have been saying some of your colleagues are corrupt."

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@IamExclusiv questioned

"Losing your livelihood for Wan Pon 5?"

@ThinkDeeper71 stated:

"You lost everything over R1500... Remember that to anyone who thinks of doing this."

@DivineTime2All claimed:

"PLEASE, don't waste your future like this prosecutor."

Saps arrest man for attempted bribery after cops offered R5k to release hijacker caught with marked police van

In another story, Briefly News reported that South African Police Services (SAPS) officers in Gauteng arrested a man for attempting to bribe police officers with R5 000.

The 46-year-old man arrived at a scene where police had just arrested another man for possessing a marked police van allegedly used in hijackings.

The man allegedly offered to bribe the officers in exchange for releasing the suspected hijacker. The police acted fast and immediately placed the 46-year-old man under arrest.

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