POTCHEFSTROOM – A 52-year-old Joshua Lefa Metswamere was granted a bail of R500.00 upon appearance before the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 27 July 2022, for extortion. He is expected to reappear at the same court on Thursday, 18 August 2022.
The accused’s court appearance stems from his arrest in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, after he allegedly approached and offered a middle aged man a job on condition that the latter pays him R1 500.00. The man reported the matter to the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (ACIU). The accused was consequently arrested at his work place during an undercover operation immediately after receiving the money he demanded. The said money was found in possession of the accused.