Parow cops in CT court for alleged corruption

Parow cops in CT court for alleged corruption

Ten Western Cape police officials, based at the Parow police station in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, appeared in the Bellville Regional Court on Monday on corruption charges.


They face eight charges of corruption each, with the amounts involved totalling in excess of R10 000.

Their trial was scheduled to commence on Monday, but did not due to another trial which had preference, and was postponed to Tuesday instead.

Senior State advocate Thersia du Toit-Smit, the prosecutor, alleges that on various occasions in the year 2013, they falsely informed victims that drugs had been found on their business premises, and demanded the immediate payment of fines to avoid arrest.

They are all out on R5 000 bail each.

Before the court on Monday were Percy Claassen, 46, Randall Phillips, 28, Nocilaas Ryk, 38, Muneer Daniels, 29, Alvico Carolissen, 28, Divan Webster, 30, Dudley Abrahams, 37, Casbeth Tsiri,30, Thembalethu Mazimela, 29, and Samkelo Mnyanda, 27.

In another, unrelated matter, a police woman, Mabel Segoete, 36, attached to the Parow criminal investigation division, is on trial in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

She has pleaded not guilty to corruption, involving the alleged theft of a police investigation docket.

She is out on R1 000 bail, and appears in court again on January 19.


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