Cape Town - A Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court prosecutor has been accused of accepting meat and alcohol as a bribe to influence a court case he was involved in.
Job Dlamini was arrested on Friday at 1pm and appeared in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court the same day.
It is alleged that Dlamini accepted the meat and a bottle of whiskey during a mediation process last September. The mediation was held after hours. It is unclear why Dlamini was only arrested this year.
William Booth, for Dlamini, said his client had been a prosecutor for 11 years, had a fixed address and no pending cases, no warrants for his arrest and no previous convictions. In support of his client’s bail application he argued that the incident allegedly occurred more than a year ago and that police could have summoned Dlamini to appear in court.
Dlamini was freed on R1 000 bail and no conditions were attached to his release.
The matter was postponed for further investigation but Dlamini’s case was transferred to the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.
He is due in court again on January 21.