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TRAFFIC COP SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL FOR CORRUPTION: GAUTENG
2021/09/15      |  Written By:  Captain N Mulamu   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – The Vosloorus Magistrates’ Court sentenced a former Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Department Constable Mazulwandile Wilson Makaula (49) to six years direct imprisonment for corruption.

In May 2018, Makaula was on duty when he intercepted a motorist in Vosloorus during a random stop and search. After searching the vehicle, Makaula demanded R300 from the driver threatening to impound the vehicle without valid reasons. The driver gave Makaula R150 in cash for his vehicle not to be impounded.

On the same day, Makaula further demanded the outstanding balance of R150 from the motorist to release the vehicle. The matter was immediately reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation in Germiston for further investigation.

A sting operation was conducted at a shopping complex in Vosloorus where Makaula was arrested in possession of the R150 entrapment cash. He was found guilty of corruption in June this year.

On Friday, 10 September 2021 Makaula was sentenced to six years direct imprisonment and also declared unfit to possess a firearm.