A Police Officer in Durban, Ispingo approached a man explaining that he owed R9,000 in fines regarding liquor and second-hand goods. The victim was told that his court case will be withdrawn if he paid R3,000 upfront.
The man paid R1,500 to the officer in February 2020 and then the officer demanded the rest of the payment be made. Instead of parting with his money he contacted the SAPS and a case of Anti-Corruption was opened in Isipingo.
The Anti-Corruption team investigated the matter and initiated a sting operation, the officer was caught red-handed, arrested and charged with corruption.
The officer is due to appear at the Durban Magistrates Court 16th March 2020.
“Whilst it is disappointing to hear of police officers involved in criminal activities we remain committed to ensuring that those who display such criminal behavior are rooted out of the organization. We want to commend members of the community who have come forward to bring such corrupt activities to our attention and we want to assure them that our Anti-Corruption Unit will be arresting more corrupt individuals soon due to ongoing investigations. During my tenure I will ensure that the Anti-Corruption Unit is strengthened and I want to reassure members of the community that any information with regards to police officers involved in criminal activities will be given the appropriate attention,” said KZN Ltnt General Khombinkosi Jula