Suspects nabbed for allegedly extorting Tsogo Sun Hotel

GAUTENG – Two suspects aged 35 and 43-year-old are appearing before the Hillbrow Magistrates Court on corruption and extortion charges on today.

It is reported that the suspects allegedly solicited a R67 000 gratification from the complainant to reduce Tsogo Sun Hotel’s property rate bill account from R323 000 to a lesser amount.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects, who introduced themselves as Ncube Incorporated Attorneys employees contracted by City of Johannesburg to collect debt owed by its customers, demanded a further more compensation in order to reduce the utility bill again to R12 000.

Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation in Germiston and Johannesburg conducted a sting operation at a restaurant in Parktown, Johannesburg on Thursday.

The suspects were immediately arrested in possession of R10 000 in cash, duly charged for corruption and extortion. Investigation continues on this matter.