The Suspended head of the Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements, Kebone Masange and the former acting Director of public Prosecutions of the Mpumalanga Division of the high Court, Matric Lephondo briefly appeared at the Pretoria Magistrates Court on charges of corruption on the 23rd July 2021.
It was brought to Court that Ayanda Plaatje, who was the Hawks Unit Commander of serious Corruption Investigation, Lieutenant-Colonel, has passed away. A copy of the death certificate was requested by the Prosecutor to be brought to court in the next court appearance.
It is purported that the three collude to bribe the prosecutor to withdraw charges that Masange is facing in contravention of immigration Act and fraud. The three were arrested after the Prosecutor reported the matter to his seniors as well as police. The matter was postponed to 30 November 2021 for further investigations.