SA immigration officers arrested

Source: SA immigration officers arrested | The Herald  August 15, 2016

Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
Two senior South African immigration officers based in Limpopo were on Friday taken to court on charges of taking bribes from Zimbabwean travellers and asylum seekers entering that country through Beitbridge Border Post.

The suspects were arrested on Thursday afternoon following intensive investigations that began in 2012.

The duo was arrested by the Hawks, a special anti-corruption investigations unit, which deals with organised crime.

Hawks’ Limpopo spokesperson, Captain Mapimba Maluleke, said the first suspect, Mafemani Peter Baloyi (36) who is an assistant manager at Giyani, was arrested for crimes he committed while at Beitbridge Border Post.

“Baloyi is facing charges of corruption, fraud and extortion. He was remanded in custody to 15 August.

“The second suspect, Ntshengedzeni Sharon Mudau (42), who is an immigration officer at Beitbridge, was granted R2 000 bail pending trial on September, 28” he said.

Capt Maluleke said Baloyi was in the habit of soliciting for bribes from asylum seekers from different countries during his days as a manager at Beitbridge Border Post.