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IPID official in court for corruption and extortion


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)


GAUTENG – Two men aged 42 and 48 are expected to appear in Pretoria Magistrates Court on charges of corruption and extortion today, 30 May 2023. This follows their arrested by the Gauteng Hawks based Serious Corruption Investigation (SCI) on Monday, 29 May 2023.

An Investigating officer of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) allegedly colluded with two accomplices who are members of the public. They reportedly demanded five million rand (R5 000 000.00) from a businessman purportedly operating an illegal business (Ponzi scheme) in the country.

The businessman and his employees reportedly paid approximately two hundred and nineteen thousand (R219 000.00) to the IPID employee and his two accomplices. When the trio demanded more money, the matter was reported to the Hawks. A case was subsequently opened and investigated, which led to the arrest of the duo, the third suspect is still at large.


Colonel Philani Nkwalase
071 481 3468