The South African Police Service (SAPS) has noted and welcomed the 13-year prison sentence handed down to a former Pretoria Central Police Station captain for 30 counts of corruption by the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court.
Lawrence Mamogobo, a former designated firearms officer at the Pretoria Central Police Station, was last week sentenced to 13 years in prison after he was found to have fraudulently sold various falsified firearm training certificates, firearm competency certificates and firearm licences. He was one of the 20 people who, amongst them, included two brigadiers, two colonels and 12 admin clerks, were suspended by the SAPS management when allegations of corruption in the issuing of firearm licences at the police’s Central Firearm Registry first emerged about three years ago.
At the time of his conviction Mamogobo had already been dismissed from the SAPS during the disciplinary process, which happened in 2013. His dismissal follows that of Brigadier Mathapelo Mangwani, the former section head of Central Firearm Registry.
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