A member of the mayoral committee (MCC) was arrested by police officers from the Welkom Public order police for attempted bribery, ammunition, and having unlicensed guns.
The arrest took place after the policemen were led to his home due to receiving intelligence information. The policemen found a pistol, shotgun, and ammunition.
Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, who is the provincial police spokesperson says, "While the police were busy outside, the suspect [allegedly] approached two members and gave them a plastic bag containing an undisclosed amount of money, allegedly telling them to [quash] the case as he could not afford to lose his MMC post at the Matjhabeng municipality".
The police officers did not accept the bribe and the MCC was charged with bribery in addition to his possession of unlicensed guns and ammunition.
Free State police commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane thanks the policemen for doing great work and not taking the bribe.
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