Bongani Mhlongo‚ 30‚ Happy Fatso Sibanda‚ 26‚ and Zacharia Sithole‚ 23‚ were arrested a few days after the incident and held in custody. Their next court appearance will be on October 29.
“Allegedly‚ on Tuesday … a relative of one of the robbery and murder accused as well as two friends went to meet with the investigating officer.
“During the meeting‚ the trio produced R10‚000 in cash in an attempt to bribe the officer to let their loved ones free.”
Myburgh said their mission was unsuccessful as they were immediately arrested by the investigating officer for bribery and the money was seized.
Motswenyane applauded the investigating officer for his honesty and integrity. He also encouraged other members to follow his ethical conduct.