Man arrested for trying to bribe a City official

Written by on February 16, 2018

A 32-year-old man who believably owes the City of Johannesburg nearly one million rand in rates and services debt has been arrested for trying to bribe a City official.

According to a statement issued by Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, Mashaba was informed that the suspect’s property owes the City R900 000.

As part of the #BuyaMthetho operation, a team was sent to the man’s residence.

Upon arrival, it was found that the electricity on the property had been illegally connected.

The suspect allegedly offered the leader of the team R5 000 not to disconnect the power supply.

Together with the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service, a trap was set up.

After the man handed the bribe money over to the official, he was arrested.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Johannesburg Mgistrate’s Court on Monday.

 


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