October 18, 2021

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FORMER LIMPOPO OFFICER FOUND GUILTY FOR CORRUPTION

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Former Warrant Officer, Tlabo Ezekiel Maputla aged 53 was convicted for corruption by the Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes court yesterday, 22nd September 2021.

Maputla who was stationed at SAPS Westernburg as a detective was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members in Polokwane on 13 October 2020 for taking money from the person who was arrested for dealing in drugs in order to make his docket disappear.

The victim paid R6000.00 in the past but Maputla kept on demanding more money until the matter was reported to the Hawks, therefore, Maputla got arrested daylight at Polokwane city after receiving a further R5900-00 from the victim.

Maputla is currently out on R5000-00 bail and his case has been postponed to 12 November 2021 for sentencing.

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