A week ago we reported on the case of the two Shongweni k9 unit members that was arrested in June for allegedly assaulting a known hijacker with the intent to cause grievance bodily harm
It is now confirmed that both constables were arrested again yesterday 2017/07/05 and remanded into custody at the westville prison, this time ipid members forced for the arrest of these members charging them with corruption charges, yet again no evidence was given by the so called “victim” and it has come to our attention that the statements by the “victim” has been changed multiple times to ensure the saps members can be rearrested.
Shaun Stevens Kloof neighborhood watch member confirmed that both policeman have been arrested and again victimized by “crooked” ipid members, we are left speechless, this is exactly the same scenario the cato manor members went through, These guys do their Job, then they get framed, arrested, humiliated and let down by their management and unions, their families suffer, they get threatened, but the criminals get protected, because they know someone.
I’m saddened to even think of this situation. those two members are innocent and i believe no person can proof otherwise, those statements are being rigged, at every court appearance the so called “victim’s” tune changed.
The suspect now “victim” was originally arrested for being in possession of a unlicensed firearm and also section 36 whereby he was in possession of theft of motor vehicle implements, it is alleged that both charges against the suspect was dropped for unknown reasons by pinetown court
alternatively Ipid released a statement on the arrest of these members,
TO: ALL MEDIA 05 JULY 2017 TWO SHONGWENI K9 UNIT CONSTABLES APPEAR IN COURT FOR CORRUPTION
Two Constables were today arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) for corruption. The suspects are based at the Shongweni K9 Unit in KwaZulu-Natal, and are aged 30 and 37 years old respectively. It is alleged that the policemen arrested and assaulted two men who were in a car together after stopping them and searching their vehicle on 20 April 2017. The assault occurred on a number of occasions over a period of days. The suspects also set their dogs on the victims.
The two Constables were out on bail after being arrested by the IPID on 02 June 2017 on a charge of assault GBH. Today’s arrest is in connection with allegations of corruption after the policemen demanded ten thousand rand (R10 000) from the brother of one of the victims. The IPID arrested the policemen after obtaining evidence to sustain the allegations of corruption.
The suspects will appear at the Pinetown Magistrates Court today on a charge of corruption.
Issued on behhalf o the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. For enquiries: Contact Moses Dlamini – National Spokesman 082 781 7112