Jobs for sale arrest

Andrew Hlongwane

Andrew Hlongwane

Mpumalanga police say more arrests might follow in the "jobs for sale" racket in which a switchboard operator of the Nelspruit police station was arrested earlier this week.

Lindiwe Tshabalala appeared briefly in the Nelspruit magistrate's court on corruption charges on Wednesday and was granted R3000 bail pending her next appearance on April 14.

Tshabalala, 35, was arrested while on duty on Tuesday and had to spend the night behind bars before appearing in court the following day.

She allegedly collected about R2500 from each of her 30 victims, whom she had promised jobs as police officials and clerks.

After numerous enquiries about the promised jobs, the victims decided to lay charges of corruption against her.

Police said Tshabalala had confessed to selling jobs since 2003. "More arrests will follow because we have established that this operation involves a syndicate," police said yesterday.