119 cops fired for fraud, corruption

2010-12-07 11:04
Johannesburg - A total of 119 police officers and administrative staff were fired for fraud and corruption in the 2009/2010 financial year, the police ministry said in a reply to be presented to Parliament on Tuesday.

"The clean-up operation of corrupt police officers and staff who are not deserving to be in the South African Police Service (SAPS), resulted in the dismissal of 119 members in the 2009/2010 financial year," a statement read.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa was providing information on 362 investigations regarding disciplinary steps for fraud and corruption against employees in the 2009/2010 fiscal year.

In Gauteng 72 were dismissed, followed by Western Cape at 15 and Mpumalanga at 14. Of the total cases investigated, 29 received suspended dismissals, 26 were suspended dismissals with fines, 53 were found not guilty and 99 cases were withdrawn.

Rotten apples

The dismissals include administrative staff at provincial and head office.

Cases investigated ranged from financial mismanagement, bribery, missing dockets as well as some police officers collaborating with criminals in offences such as robberies and vehicle hijackings.

"We shall never get tired of ridding the SAPS of rotten apples who may be within the force; in fact we shall become more determined to ensure that only law-abiding police and staff members remain in the force," Mthethwa said.

"We would rather lose a hundred corrupt cops and be left with ten morally-upright, committed and disciplined police officers."

The ministry's recruitment process would in future put emphasis on "quality rather than quantity", because they could not fight crime if staffers were themselves involved.

The "clean up" campaign would be ongoing.

- SAPA
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