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State prosecutor to spend four years behind bars

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“He will serve an effective four years direct imprisonment.”

File image. Picture: Henk Kruger/ANA/African News Agency

STATE prosecutor Anele Khohlani, 36, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after appealing his conviction on a charge of corruption where he appeared in the Kimberley Regional Court on Friday, May 14.

Hawks provincial spokesperson, Nomthandazo Mnisi on Saturday said that Khohlani was found guilty of accepting a R1 500 gratification in order to withdraw a criminal case against a member of the public.

She said he was sentenced to a fine of R60 000 or a three year imprisonment sentence that was suspended for a period of five years in the Kimberley Magistrates Court in March 2019.

“The accused filed an appeal at the Northern Cape High Court which was later dismissed. The sentence imposed by the Kimberley Regional Court was substituted by the Northern Cape High Court.”

She added that Khohlani was sentenced to six years imprisonment of which two years were suspended for the period of five years on condition that the accused is not found guilty of corruption during the period of suspension.

“He will serve an effective four years direct imprisonment.”

The Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Major General Kholekile Galawe congratulated the Serious Corruption Investigation team for the sterling work.