The case against a Free State female police officer accused of bribery has been postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday 18 November.
State prosecutor Johan de Vries further told Magistrate Ryan Ishmail that the case against Noxolo Job, attached to the VIP Protection Unit, will be transferred to Regional Court 18.
Job stands accused of accepting R30 000 as a bribe for stolen VIP protection unit firearms and attempting to sell them to allegedly settle her debts.
The Provincial Hawks spokesperson, Lynda Steyn, previously told OFM News that information emerged that Job allegedly conspired to steal firearms from her unit. Magistrate Ishmail postponed the matter to 30 January 2020.
An operation was activated immediately where the accused met up with the “robbers” and handed them her state firearm to commit the robbery. A while later the two “criminals” emerged with the alleged loot – two R5 rifles with two magazines with 96 rounds of ammunition and four 9mm pistols with 11 magazines and 165 rounds of ammunition.
Earlier, the state had made a u-turn to not oppose her bail at her second appearance on 23 October. De Vries told the magistrate, Ryan Ishmail, they would not oppose her bail application but wanted certain conditions imposed on her.
De Vries further told Ishmail that the state wanted her to be granted bail of R10 000, that she does not return to the office where she served in the VIP Protection Unit, and also that she should hand over her passport if she has one.
She appeared in the presence of her legal counsel and her family members came out in numbers to offer her support.
OFM News/LUCKY NKUYANE