Former immigration officer found guilty of corruption

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Francis Tahlo Mohodi (57), former Immigration Officer at the Department of Home Affairs was found guilty by the Springbok Regional Court on a charge of corruption.

He was arrested at Sendelingsdrift Port of Entry in Upington on 19 May 2016 and later released on warning.  The Hawks Investigation into the alleged corruption ensued soon  after information was received from the Home Affairs Counter Corruption Office.

He accepted a bribe to an amount of R400 in exchange for authorising the passport of a Zimbabwean Foreign National while she was in custody for an unrelated case.

He pleaded guilty under Section 105A of Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 and he was fined R20 000 to which he paid R4 000 while the rest will be settled with payment agreement. Additionally, he was fined another R20 000 suspended for five years on condition that he does not commit similar offences.

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