KWAZULU-NATAL – Warrant Officer Bhekinkosi Victor Makhathini (51) from Mtubatuba Military base appeared briefly in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday for alleged corruption.

Makhathini was arrested on Wednesday by the Durban Serious Corruption Investigation after they received information that he was allegedly demanding a R50 000 gratification in order to process a death claim of a former South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member.

The Hawks swiftly conducted an undercover operation and arrested Makhathini in his office whilst counting the cash he received from the complainant. He was charged for corruption.

On Thursday the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court granted Makhathini R10 000 bail and is expected back at the same court on 24 July 2020.