News: Hawks arrest Eastern Cape Prosecutor for corruption and extortion

PRETORIA The Eastern Cape Serious Corruption Investigation unit arrested a Prosecutor based at the King Williams Town magistrate court for alleged corruption and extortion on Tuesday.

The Prosecutor’s arrest follows a complaint that he demanded a R5000 payment from an accused who was arrested for a drunk and driving incident in January last year.

In June of the same year, the suspect received from a call from Prosecutor Ncedo Moyeni (45) informing him about the blood alcohol results that they were over the required limit.

The accused accompanied by his wife met with Moyeni in his office where he allegedly demanded a R5000 payment to make sure that the docket is closed. He managed to raise R4000 and paid Moyeni with a promise to pay the balance in instalments.

The suspect was however taken aback when he received a call from the investigating officer informing him of his next court appearance on the same matter in July of 2018.

He confronted Moyeni who informed him that any query should be directed to his office.

The matter was reported to the Hawks and it was confirmed that the case was indeed allocated to Moyeni and it was disposed of as withdrawn due to different seal numbers on the blood results.

Moyeni was arrested yesterday and he briefly appeared at the King Williams Town regional court. He was granted bail of R1000 and is expected back in the same court at Zwelitsha on 29 November 2019.

Source: South African Police Service