Feb 7, 2023

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Bail decision expected in R3.5m Eastern Cape bribery case

East London Magistrates’ Court on Thursday will rule on bail requests from three men who allegedly tried to bribe investigators R3.5million to complete their inquiries into a national police alert worth Rs 36 million rand in which they are said to have been involved.


Neil Naidoo, Eastern Cape’s chief director of community safety and liaison, and two businessmen, Kenny Govender and Matthew Pillay, appeared in court on Tuesday Charges of corruption, theft and disregard for the aims of the judiciary.

The investigation related to an ongoing contract awarded to KJP Trading Pty Ltd to supply furniture to various police departments across the country for a two year period . Naidoo is accused of initiating talks between investigators and the two businessmen to drop the investigation on March 12.

In a covert operation, Pillay and Govender reportedly agreed to meet by April 5, 3.5 million rand.


You are accused of paying 1.8 million rand to Naidoo on April 14th. Allegedly, Naidoo took R300,000 for himself and delivered R1.5 million to the undercover police officers.

The rest was to be paid at a later date.

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