Modiehi Mofokeng, 38, appeared briefly at the Fouriesburg magistrate’s court, Free State, on Monday for allegedly setting up a “tollgate” at her farm allowing vehicle thieves and illegal immigrants to cross over to Lesotho and return to SA.

She was charged with corruption together with her co-accused, Thabo Moji, 28, a Lesotho national who was also charged with contravention of the immigration laws.

They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday by a Hawks team assisted by Crime Intelligence, the Tactical Response Team, and the military.

Her daughter, Mpati, said outside proceedings that she was innocent and denied the alleged activities at their home.

“They traumatised us for nothing, we don’t know what’s going on. I haven’t been coping since my mother was arrested,” she said.

The matter was postponed to May 31.

TimesLIVE

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