By Staff Reporter
QWAQWA – Two former police officers, Molefi Mofokeng (57) and Kgeola John Mofokeng (41) have been sentenced to a fine of R40 000 or six years’ imprisonment and R8000 or five years’ imprisonment, respectively, for corruption.
The sentences were wholly suspended for five years and both convicts were declared unfit to possess a firearm in terms of the Firearm Control Act
This follows their conviction on corruption charges by the Bethlehem magistrate court.
According to Hawks spokesperson Christopher Singo, their conviction follows an incident that took place in 2012 where the two former police officers were allowing illegal Lesotho nationals entry into the country without proper documents, after charging them R150.00.
“The matter was by then reported to the Hawks ‘s serious corruption Investigation team based in Bloemfontein for further investigation. They had appeared in court for times, culminating to their conviction.”