A constable from Limpopo has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment yesterday for multiple offenses of corruption, the option to pay a fine was revoked.
Constable Matome Herman Mafa (40) had been found guilty to be running a corrupt operation with some of his colleagues, a home affairs employee, and three runners.
The accused were being watched by the Police since 2016, they were running an operation involving stolen cars being shipped to Botswana.
Vehicles that were stolen would enter Groblerbrug Port and usually require documentation and examination of the vehicles but in this case, the syndicates allowed free passage of the vehicles.
Mafa was at first granted bail until the trial was complete, he attended Mokopane Regional Court on the 16th March 2020 and was found guilty of his crimes. The other suspects involved are still pending their trial as further investigations are underway.
“We will make sure that our borders are not a safe passage for stolen vehicles by intensifying our investigations. We will continue putting our ears on the ground in an effort to eradicate smuggling of stolen vehicles and other cross border crimes,” said Major General TThobeka Jozi