'Bribery' JMPD cops taken off duty

2015-01-03 12:01

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg metro police on Saturday said two officers who were caught on CCTV video footage allegedly taking a bribe in Westdene have been removed from their usual duties.

"A formal complaint has been laid and the officers involved have been taken out of uniform and transferred to do administrative duties," spokesperson  Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

He said a "due disciplinary process" would follow. "JMPD does not tolerate corruption," said Minnaar.

In a video posted on Youtube and which is time-stamped for New Years Day, a black VW Golf is seen being followed by a clearly marked metro police car.

Watch the video here.

Once the Golf stops, two metro police officers get out of their vehicle, followed by a driver and passenger from the Golf also stepping out of their car. One officer appears to check the licence disc of the Golf.

However, the officers and two men from the car then appear to chat together before the cops return to their vehicle, followed by the other men. It appears a bribe is seemingly handed over before both cars depart.

Frikkie Botes who posted the video to Youtube, also posted a comment saying a formal complaint was made on Friday.

Minnaar urged the public to report any corrupt activity involving metro officials: "Anyone who comes across a corrupt metro office or gets asked for a bribe must report the incident immediately to the JMPD 24 hour anti-corruption hotline on 0800-203712."

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
72 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.