Cop, attendant in dock for card fraud
A LIMPOPO officer and a petrol attendant appeared in court on corruption charges.
Constable Cassius Shai, 31, who is attached to the Leboeng police station, and Shadrack Masuku appeared in the Lydenburg Magistrate's Court.
The two were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the alleged fraudulent use of the police's petrol card.
The incident is said to have happened in November last year and it has been under investigation by members of the Hawks since then.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said preliminary investigations had found that Shai had connived with Masuku to swipe the official petrol card and poured petrol into a private car. The petrol amounted to R58443, he said.
"Our intensive investigations have led to the arrest of the two. But we are disappointed that our own member was involved in the fraudulent activity," Ramatseba yesterday said.
He said the two were released on warning and that the matter was postponed to September 13 pending further investigations.
"We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that corrupt members are brought to book and dealt with harshly in accordance with the law," he said.
Ramatseba urged anyone with information about fraudulent activities to contact the anti-corruption hotline on 0800-701-701. - firstname.lastname@example.org