Former police sergeant’s case delayed

Cape Town - The corruption case against a former police sergeant was postponed in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday.

Legal aid attorney Hayley Lawrence was to have delivered her closing argument for former Sergeant Cornelius Wessels' acquittal, but was absent due to illness.

The case was postponed to 19 August.

Wessels has pleaded not guilty before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, to charges of corruption and dealing in or possession of dagga.

It is alleged that he accepted a R100 bribe to take a food parcel, with dagga hidden in it, to a prisoner in a holding cell while he was based at the Cape Town police station.

A police undercover operation was set up to trap Wessels, after he had been pointed out as the corrupt police official allegedly involved in smuggling dagga and other substances to prisoners in the holding cells.

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Clash No-one Mafumo 2014/08/16 10:37:01 AM
Had tis article been abt a black cop thr would hve been many comments frm whites condemning da police,nw tat he s whites I'll take it thy dnt hve data bundles nd ddnt even read tis corrupt white cop article
On The Edge 2014/08/16 11:27:03 AM
Jeffrey, it's a meaningless amount and it smacks of entrapment (you may need to look that word up)! You see, there is so much corruption amongst black people that every now and then they need to peg a crime on a white person just to try and keep blacks thinking that whites can also stuff up, as if to say, we are all equal... well no, that just ain't the facts and you can enjoy this moment as much as you like, it will never compare with what you know is the fact of who commits the MAJORITY of crimes in SA! Get it, got it, good!
On The Edge 2014/08/16 11:31:19 AM
My comment is meant for you too Clash and any other black African getting his/her kicks out of reading this article....