Officers nabbed for theft, attempted murder

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The case against two Northern Cape officers, arrested for theft and attempted murder, was remanded to April 9 for a formal bail application.

The two on-duty officers, constables Tshidiso Bodigelo, 34, and Makwadi Mashalane, 33, along with a civilian, went to the house of a Nigerian man and told him they were searching for drugs last Sunday.

After the officers left, the man alleged his cellphone and wallet were missing. Two withdrawals were allegedly made from his bank account later that afternoon.

“On Monday, 30th March 2015, the complainant opened a case of theft at SAPS Galeshewe,” police spokesperson Brigadier Masebueng Mochologi-Maleeme said.

It is further alleged on Monday, March 30, the same two officers drove into the complainant while he was riding his bicycle.

“The complainant left his bicycle and ran into a nearby shopping centre. The police officers went after him and handed his bicycle to him,” Mochologi-Maleeme said.

The man allegedly sustained slight bruises to his legs, and a further case of attempted murder was opened against the two policemen. Both cases are under investigation.

“Allegations of police corruption are taken seriously by police management, and an allegation such as this will be investigated thoroughly and the perpetrators brought to book,” Mochologi-Maleeme added.


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