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FORMER LIMPOPO PROSECUTOR SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR CORRUPTION: LIMPOPO
2021/07/01      |  Written By:  Captain M Maluleke   |   Province:  Limpopo

LIMPOPO – Molatelo Herbert  Serumula (49) was sentenced to four (4) years direct imprisonment for corruption by the Giyani Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.

In November 2018, Serumula who was a prosecutor at Morebeng Magistrates' Court demanded a R2000 gratification from the accused who was charged for possession of suspected stolen property in order to withdraw the charges against him. The victim deposited R500 into the account of Serumula and the charges were indeed withdrawn.

Serumula demanded the outstanding R1500 from the victim who reported the matter to the Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation and he (Serumula) was subsequently arrested.

The accused was granted R1000-00 bail  during his trial. On 13 May 2021, Serumula was convicted for corruption by the same court.