The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation welcomes the conviction of Warrant Officer Richard Matsobane Molokome (54) and Constable Karabo Archibald Sepato (40) for corruption by the Mokopane Regional Court on Wednesday, 03 March 2021.
On 12 December 2017 Molokome and Sepato who were stationed at Tuinplaas SAPS were performing crime prevention duties when they noticed a suspicious vehicle and searched it. It was stopped, searched and some defects were discovered. Instead of issuing summons or impounding the vehicle, the two cops demanded a R1000-00 gratification.
The victim went home to fetch money and gave it to the police for the release of his vehicle.
The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation and the accused were arrested . They made numerous court appearances until they were each released on warning.
Both accused were convicted on Wednesday, 03 March 2021 by the Mokopane Regional Court and the case was postponed to 19 April 2021 for sentencing.