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hawksCity Press reports that a Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) sergeant, who is facing charges of corruption, defeating the ends of justice and fraud, was released on bail by the Nelspruit District Court in Mpumalanga on Tuesday.

The case was postponed to 27 June 2024. Kgaugelo Aubrey Mogale (47) was arrested following a financial investigation by the auditing firm KPMG as part of the Project Blood Orange probe, a law enforcement mission to tackle wildlife trafficking, including rhino poaching. It was discovered that Mogale, one of the team members involved in the investigation, allegedly received R6,000, which was deposited by the main suspect in the case into his account over time. According to the police, an internal investigation was conducted, which also established that the member did not disclose receipt of the money. Asked what the bribe was for, provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said they could not disclose operational information. But, she did indicate: “The explanation we have now is that [Mogale] claims that one of the accused owed him money and that the money paid into his account was a repayment of this loan.” The provincial head of the Hawks, Major General Nicholas Gerber, said he was deeply concerned that a member of the police elite unit had been arrested on such serious charges.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sipho Mabena at City Press (subscriber access only)

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