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sapsANA reports that a Limpopo police warrant officer arrested for extorting money from a drug dealing suspect has appeared in court on charges of corruption and extortion.  

Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, spokesperson for the Limpopo National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), advised as follows on Thursday:  “A 52-year-old Warrant Officer, Tlabo Mapotla, appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate Court in connection with a charge of corruption and extortion, worth R6,000.  Tlabo Mapotla is a detective warrant officer at Westernburg police station.  It is alleged that Mapotla extorted money from the suspect whom police had arrested on drug dealing charges in 2018.  He demanded money in order to destroy the docket.”  Mapotla was arrested earlier this week by the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigations (Hawks) in Polokwane.  Seemingly, after R6,000 had been handed to the police officer by the suspect, the detective demanded more money, and that was when the victim reported the officer to the Hawks.  The matter was postponed to 20 October 2020 for a formal bail application.

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