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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that an immigration official was granted R5,000 bail in the Kempton Park Regional Court in Gauteng on Wednesday when he appeared on charges of corruption, extortion and defeating the ends of justice.  

Sam Jan Langa, 52, who works at the Department of Home Affairs’ national office, allegedly demanded over R100,000 from a foreign businessman to ensure that he, as well as other foreign nationals, would not be deported.  According to police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo, Langa’s bail was granted on condition that he did not interfere with witnesses.  He also had to hand over his passport to the investigating officer and had to report to his nearest police station once a week.  "At approximately 17:40 on 9 January 2020, Langa was arrested during a sting operation at the OR Tambo International Airport departure terminal after allegedly accepting the 'bribe money'," Naidoo said.  The case has been postponed to 2 March 2020.

  • Read the original of the above report by Azarrah Karrim at News24


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