Prosecutor has been arrested on shoplifting allegations

Prosecutor has been arrested on shoplifting allegations

The head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit in Mahikeng, North West, has been arrested on shoplifting allegations.

Jeanette Neveling was allegedly caught with groceries and clothes at The Crossing Shopping Centre Woolworths in Mahikeng on Tuesday afternoon.

According to sources, she pleaded with the authorities to keep quiet about her arrest as it could jeopardize her career.

“She’s doing cases in the North West including the one of former finance MEC Wendy Nelson,” a source said.

“She’s heading the most crucial unit that deals with crime.”

Other sources said Neveling, who’s also the deputy director of senior prosecutors in the province, was due to appear in court yesterday.

But it was later discovered she’d been given bail without a court appearance or a court date.

Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone and NPA spokesman Henry Mamothame confirmed Neveling was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

“We’re studying the docket to make a determination on whether the matters warrants prosecution,” said Mamothame.

When the People’s Paper called Neveling, she declined to comment.

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