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Former Crime Intelligence member convicted


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


EASTERN CAPE – On Tuesday, 12 October 2021, Khangelani Ngejane (52) was convicted by Mount Frere Magistrate’s court for charges of corruption.

During May 2013, information was received by the East London based Serious Corruption Investigation team that Ngejane, then a member of Crime Intelligence Division at Mount Frere was extorting money from a state witness claiming that the murder case she was acquitted on by virtue of being a state witness was re-instated. He further claimed that he was assigned to investigate the case.

Ngejane demanded R20 000-00 from the witness to make the said case docket disappear. The witness paid R5000-00 and agreed to pay the balance in instalments.

After paying the first instalment, the witness decided to lodge a criminal complaint with East London Serious Corruption Investigation team for probing.

For the second instance, a sting operation was conducted and the trap money was recovered from Ngejane. Ngejane was then arrested and released on bail. He was further subjected to an internal disciplinary hearing which left him jobless.

Ngejane was convicted on 12 October 2021 after numerous court appearances, the matter is remanded to 19 October 2021 for sentencing at Lusikisiki Regional court.                                                                                                    


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