Johannesburg - The bail applications of five police officers who were arrested during recent counterfeit raids in Johannesburg were postponed on Monday to allow for further investigations.
The decision was made after it emerged that a crucial witness had not yet been spoken to by investigators.
The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court heard that a "person of interest" had not been questioned by the investigating officer.
The policemen are accused of taking a bribe to look the other way during the raids and face charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice.
The accused are Marubini Aubrey Raphebele, Thulane Philemon Bopela, Petrose Mosiuoa, Samuel Motaung and Timothy Piet Mohlala. The officers allege they were trying to help a shop owner return goods to his store.