Hawks commend Pistorius for exposing trickster
A man was arrested yesterday for offering to make the athlete’s murder case disappear for R250,000.
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have commended Oscar Pistorius for exposing a man who offered to destroy his murder case in exchange for R250,000.
It's understood he was approached by a 33-year-old man, who allegedly posed as an official from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
Pistorius pretended to accept the bogus offer and alerted the Hawks, which led to the man's arrest.
The man was arrested in Pretoria yesterday afternoon.
Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says, "We had a take-down operation, where we gave him R40,000 in cash as a deposit. As and when he accepted the money, he was then arrested."
The suspect has been charged with corruption and will appear in the commercial crimes court on Monday.