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Two former police officials sentenced for corruption

Media statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

FREE STATE - The accused, Phillip Molefi Mofokeng (57) and Kgeola John Mofokeng (41) appeared before the Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 where they were convicted and sentenced as charged for corruption.  

Their conviction originates from the incidents which took place in 2012 where two former police officials were allowing illegal immigrants from Lesotho without proper documents to enter the country, after charging each of them R150,00. The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team based in Bloemfontein for further investigation. They appeared in court on several occasions culminating in recent conviction.  

The court sentenced John to a fine of R40 000 or six years imprisonment whereas Phillip was sentenced to a fine of R8000 or five years imprisonment. Sentences are wholly suspended for five years and both accused were declared unfit to possess a firearm in terms of the Firearms Control Act.


Warrant Officer Fikiswa Matoti
071 481 2568