Eastern Cape policeman arrested for corruption

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

South African Police Service (SAPS) Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has condemned the unethical and corrupt behaviour of a warrant officer from SAPS New Brighton.

The policeman was arrested on Sunday.

Eastern Cape SAPS spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said it was alleged that on Friday the warrant officer approached a detective sergeant and offered him money in exchange for a murder docket that was currently under investigation.

“The detective reported the alleged corruption and on Sunday, 27 November 2022, the warrant officer (57) was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit.

“He appeared in the New Brighton Magistrate Court on Monday, 28 November 2022, and he is remanded in custody until 5 December 2022 for a formal bail application,” she said.

Lt Gen Mene reiterated that unscrupulous and dishonest actions by SAPS members had serious impact on tarnishing the image of the South African Police Services.

“We have repeatedly mentioned that police officers are not above the law and we are determined to root out corruption wherever and whenever it manifests. These corrupt officers who choose to ignore the SAPS Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics will be arrested and brought to justice. There is no room for corrupt police officers in this organisation and we will intensify our intelligence-led operations to ensure all police officers with criminal mindsets are removed from the service,” she said. – SAnews.gov.za


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