Border policeman held for graft

2012-05-20 21:32

Johannesburg - A policeman assigned to the Beit Bridge border post has been arrested by the Hawks after soliciting a bribe, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

"The warrant officer, who works in the vehicle identification section (VIS) at Beit Bridge, was handling case in which [a] Gauteng-based suspect was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

The policeman allegedly asked for a R10 000 bribe to assist the Gauteng man with his case.

The Gauteng man reported the incident to the police and the Hawks arrested the policeman in Musina on Friday with R10 000 in his possession.

"The suspect will be kept in detention before appearing in the Musina Magistrate's Court on Monday," said Mulaudzi.

Since the beginning of the year 52 police officers have been arrested in Limpopo and charged with corruption.

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