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2023/06/12      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mokgwabone   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 12 June 2023 - A 48-year-old police Captain was released on R500.00 bail following his appearance before the Vryburg Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 8 June 2023, for theft. He is expected to reappear at the same court on Friday, 4 August 2023.

It is alleged that Captain Baile Mokgoro, stationed at Vryburg, went to a petrol filling station in the Central Business District to fill up a state motor vehicle. He allegedly filled up the state motor vehicle with 40.14 litres of petrol amounting to R926.43. Allegedly, he also filled up his private generator with 25 litres worth R577.00. The total amount paid by the state is R1 503. 45. Subsequent to reporting of the incident and investigation by the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (ACIU), the member was arrested.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the ACIU members for their swift reaction, which led to the arrest of the member for theft. He reiterated that dishonest employees have no space in the Service and will be dealt with effectively to sound a warning that improper conduct cannot be tolerated.