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Police officer to reappear in court for corruption

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West


POTCHEFSTROOM - A 42-year-old Lucas Sereetsi is expected to make a second appearance in the Bloemhof Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 19 March 2024, for corruption.

Sereetsi who is a Sergeant attached to Bloemhof detectives, originally appeared in court on Friday, 26 January 2024, after being arrested on Thursday, 25 January 2024, in Vryburg. He was apprehended after he allegedly took R1000.00 from a detainee who was arrested for assault and contravention of the Immigration Act, 2002. Although Sereetsi allegedly took the money for bail purposes, the detainee remained in custody until released on warning by the court.

Consequent to that, the accused immediately enquired about the money he paid.  The police officer was immediately called to court, but denied the allegations. The matter was then reported to the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (AICU). Subsequent to the investigation, the matter was referred to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and a decision was taken to prosecute the police officer. The latter was ultimately granted R1000.00 bail.

The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena welcomed the arrest and thanked members of the ACIU for their continued efforts in the fight against corruption. He also reiterated that unethical employees will not be condoned in the Service.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642