The provincial spokesperson for the Hawks, Nomthandazo Mnisi, said that Gqetywa, 49, was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit on Thursday last week following a probe into allegations that he demanded a R15 000 bribe from two witnesses in order to assist them to claim a deceased’s estate.
“It is alleged that two female witnesses went to the Master of the High Court in Kimberley on July 4 to lodge a claim in respect of the estate of their late partner.”
Mnisi said they were referred to Gqetywa for assistance by another official.
“The accused demanded an amount of R7 500 as a gratification from each of them in order to assist. The investigation started from July 4 when the witnesses approached our offices with the allegation.