KZN cops appears for corruption

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Johannesburg - Two police officers accused of trying to bribe a taxi owner in KwaZulu-Natal appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) spokesperson Moses Dlamini said they were granted R2 000 bail each and would appear again on 12 April.

The 45-year-old warrant officer and 41-year-old sergeant approached a taxi owner who had bought an imported vehicle in February.

They allegedly told the taxi owner imported vehicles were no longer allowed on South African roads. "They asked a bribe from the driver in exchange for them organising special documents that would enable his vehicle to continue to operate," Dlamini said.

The police demanded R3 000 from the taxi driver, after he pleaded to have the original asking price reduced.

The taxi owner managed to raise R2 000, which he gave to police on 22 February.

Arrangements were made for the police to collect the remaining R1 000 later.

The officers were arrested on Friday after the IPID set up a trap where the officers were expecting to receive the R2 000.

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