Cops try to extort ex-TV presenter

2012-02-06 22:22
Johannesburg - Two Johannesburg policemen have been arrested for bribery and corruption in a sting operation, Gauteng police said on Monday.

The pair, both attached to the Rosebank police station, were arrested by the Hawks at the Campus Square shopping centre in Auckland Park on Sunday night, said Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou.

They allegedly threatened a former television presenter, saying they had "damning criminal evidence" against her.

The two demanded that she pay them R10 000 not to proceed with their investigation.

The woman went to the police and a trap was set up.

Around 21:00 on Sunday, she met the pair at a restaurant and after handing the cash to them, police swooped.

Police did not name the woman.

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