Ex SAPS clerk sentenced to five years in jail

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A former police clerk has been sentenced to five years in prison for corruption.

Nontsikelelo Mancoba, 47, was employed as a clerk in the  fingerprints section, and was stationed in Mthatha

NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali said on August 20 2015, Mancoba was approached by a woman asking how she could have her criminal record expunged as she wanted to work as a security guard.

Mancoba said the woman should pay her R5,000 if she wanted to have “clean fingerprints”, but the woman said she could not raise the  money.  Mancoba then reduced her asking price to R3000.

That was when the victim approached the police's organised crime unit, who decided to lay a trap for Mancoba.

"The complainant was given money to hand over to Mancoba, who had asked that the exchange take place in the toilets of the 11th floor of the PRD Building in Mthatha.  Investigators pounced on Mancoba soon after receiving the money and she was arrested.  Following her arrest, she resigned from the SAPS," said Tyali

Mtutuzeli Rangula, for the state, managed to convince the court of Mancoba’s guilt, and asked that she receive a prison term.  

Mthatha magistrate Sizakele Sihlahla concurred, despite the defence team's pleas for an imposition of a fine.

Tyali said that the NPA welcomed the sentence