SA ‘match-fixer’ granted bail
A man appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of match-fixing, the Hawks said.
“Rakhange Humphrey Setshedi was granted bail of R10,000 and ordered to appear again on September 9... he has surrendered his passport and will report to the Sandton police station twice a week,” said Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela.
The Hawks began investigating allegations of match-fixing after receiving information from the SA Football Association.
The match between Mpumalanga Sevutsa Stars and Garankuwa United was to be played in Cape Town.
“A member of the Hawks who posed as a match referee met up with the identified suspect at the Southern Sun Hotel in Cape Town. During this meeting the suspect offered to pay the agent in order to secure a win for Mpumalanga Sevutsa.”
A follow-up meeting was arranged and the Hawks member met Setshedi at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Wednesday where he allegedly handed R2000 to the Hawks member.
After the transaction was finalised the man was arrested. – Sapa
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