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Bogus NPA official nabbed for Oscar swindle

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A 33-year-old man, who pretended to be a National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) official, was arrested on Friday after he received cash in exchange for services which allegedly included having Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ murder case destroyed.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said the man was arrested in Pretoria soon after he received a deposit of R40 000.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the man had allegedly masqueraded as an official from the NPA and “demanded R250 000 from Pistorius, promising him that he would ensure that Pistorius’ murder case was squashed”.

“The Hawks were informed of the matter and an operation was conducted,” Mulaudzi said. “The suspect was arrested next to the Pretoria High Court and he has been charged with corruption and further charges cannot be ruled out.”

The man is scheduled to appear at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday.

[Source: African News Agency]
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