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2023/02/07      |  Written By:  Captain D Sekgotodi   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA Former Vehicle Identification and Safeguarding (VIS) Police officer Abram Mashila Mtsweni (52), was re-arrested by the Middelburg Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation on Friday, 03 February 2023 at Belfast Mpumalanga.

It is alleged that during 2016 the accused Mr Motsweni was working at VIS Unit at Ermelo when he was approached by a victim for assistance with vehicle clearance. The accused constantly demanded money from the victim alleging that it is for the vehicle clearance which was never processed. Consequently, the victim suffered a loss of about R16 000 cash.

The matter was reported to the police and later transferred to the Hawks for further investigation. Mtsweni was arrested, charged  for Corruption and later released on bail. The accused absconded from court and a warrant of arrest was issued against him.

Subsequent to his re-arrest and court appearance, he was released on R1000 bail and the case was postponed to Monday, 6 February 2023 for further investigation.

Community members are therefore encouraged to report all illegal activities happening around their arears by contacting Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP.