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hawksSunday World reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) national intelligence and anti-corruption unit arrested a high ranking Hawks officer for corruption and extortion in a sting operation last week.

Lieutenant Colonel Elias Ledwaba, attached to the Hawks in the Klerksdorp branch, was nabbed on Wednesday after he allegedly extorted R100,000 from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Matlosana municipality, Mercy Phetla. Ledwaba appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on corruption and extortion charges and was remanded in custody until 15 February.   The unit members allegedly caught Ledwaba red-handed on Wednesday shortly after receiving the loot from Phetla. Ledwaba is the principal investigator in the corruption case against Phetla and two GMHM Construction and Projects employees who were arrested and have already appeared in court. SAPS national spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe indicated that the police pounced on Ledwaba in the parking lot of Silver Oaks Crossing shopping centre, in the suburb of Silver Lakes in Pretoria, where he was found in possession of R100,000 . She confirmed that the complainant in the matter was the in Matlosana municipality CFO.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Bongani Mdakane at Sunday World

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