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Two Gauteng police officers facing charges of kidnapping and obstructing justice were granted bail of R5,000 each by the Khutsong Magistrate’s Court.

The arrests stemmed from an incident on March 13, where the officers allegedly abducted an individual from their residence. The cops were then arrested on the charge of kidnapping and remanded to prison.

Incident Details

The accused, identified as Sgt Isaac Mathe Mokalolise, aged 39, residing in Sebokeng, and Const Phumlani Dlamini, aged 30, residing in Meyerton, along with two unidentified accomplices, purportedly arrived at the victim’s home in a police vehicle.

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National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana stated that they claimed the victim possessed items belonging to him and insisted he accompany them to a police station.

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Despite the victim’s denial of any missing belongings, the officers persisted, displaying their service credentials. However, en route to the station, they deviated from the intended route, raising suspicions.

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According to Mahanjana, when questioned by the victim, the accomplices brandished a firearm, causing alarm.

The situation intensified when the victim’s brother chanced upon their vehicle during transit. Alerted by his sibling’s distress, he intercepted the vehicle, prompting the two accomplices to flee.

An off-duty officer, witnessing the scene, intervened, escorting the accused officers to the police station, where they were subsequently apprehended.

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Legal Proceedings

During their court appearance, the accused officers declared their intent to plead not guilty.

As per their bail conditions, they are prohibited from entering the Merafong district and must notify the investigating officer before leaving their designated jurisdiction.

The case has been adjourned until April 26 to facilitate further investigations.

By patiee

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