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Two people in NCape court for attempting to bribe home affairs officials

JOHANNESBURG, September 26 – Two people appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) in the Northern Cape said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said that 46-year-old Wang Yongjun and 45-year-old Lin Qin appeared on charges of corruption in terms of section 3, Act 12 of 2004.
“The duo were arrested on Friday, 22 September 2017 after paying R12,000 bribe to Home Affairs Immigration officers, in attempt to  free their friends arrested on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 for contravention of the immigration act 13 of 2002 as amended in 2004,” Nkwalase said.
“The Immigration officers had earlier reported the matter to the Hawks for further investigation and an entrapment was put in place which led to the arrest of the suspects.”
Nkwalase said the case was postponed to September 28, for further investigation.
– African News Agency (ANA) 

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