GAUTENG – Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit members in Germiston have arrested Sergeant Leonard Mathonsi (38) for defeating the ends of justice on Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

It is alleged that in February 2017 a case dockets inspection was conducted and it emerged that Sgt Mathonsi did not sign or affirm his statement as the complainant on one of the drug related cases registered in October 2015. His commanders requested him to furnish them with his signature, instead he denied writing the statement and tore it.

However, the suspects on that drug related case were released and the case was then withdrawn from court due to lack of evidence. Warrant of arrest was issued for Sgt Mathonsi to be arrested for contravening Schedule 1 of the Criminal Procedure Act, Act 51 of 1977.

Sgt Mathonsi appeared briefly before the Germiston Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning on charges of defeating the ends of justice. The case is postponed to 26 July 2017 for further investigation and he was released on a warning.