Former regional magistrate Ronnie Rambau (left), ex-prosecutor Estene Willemse (middle) and attorney Tivoneleni Edmond Lubisi (right) were all found guilty on charges relating to corruption.
An eight-year-long court case concluded on Thursday with the convictions of former regional magistrate Ronnie Rambau, ex-prosecutor Estene Willemse and attorney Tivoneleni Edmond Lubisi in the Musina Magistrate court.
Rambau, Willemse and Lubisi were all found guilty on charges relating to corruption. The trio were charged with corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption, following their arrest during a police trap in February 2010 for allegedly receiving bribes to influence the outcome of criminal cases.
The three were not placed in custody following their conviction and they were released. Sentencing was also postponed until 23 October while the court waits for the pre-sentence reports. See next week’s newspaper for a full report on the trial and conviction of the trio.
Date:29 June 2018 - By: Andries van Zyl
Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.