A former tactical response team police officer is expected to appear Cullinan Magistrates Court on Monday with charges of trying to extort money from several high-ranking officers.
It’s understood he smuggled a phone into prison and claimed he had incriminating evidence against officers.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said it was apparent that the suspect was be aided by someone out side prison facilities.
“This information that we believe to be confidential is finding itself to the criminal. Who are these people and who is leaking this information? There is no way that they could have that information without being assisted by anyone, but that is being investigated,” said Mulaudzi.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.