He was taken into custody at the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court after offering a bribe to a detective investigating his brother’s case, said Captain Thulani Zwane.
“He offered to pay a bribe of R5000 for the detective to not oppose bail so his brother can be released from custody,” he said.
The detective told his superiors, a trap was set, and the man was arrested.
He would appear in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Zwane said the man was a foreigner, but did not know his nationality. He was also not sure why the man’s brother was being held.