Cop arrested for seeking R50 000 bribe

2012-02-29 12:13

Cape Town - An Elsies River police sergeant has been arrested in Cape Town for apparently soliciting a bribe, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the officer, 33, requested R50 000 for favourable treatment of a man he was investigating for murder.

He said the man notified the police and a trap was set up in which the man's wife offered R25 000 as a down payment.

The policeman was arrested on Tuesday afternoon when he accepted the bribe.

He would appear in the Belville Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-02-29 12:36

    Another wonderful example of our police service!! Where the hell do they find these people???

      Stormkaap - 2012-02-29 13:34

      U know the saying.. pay peanuts..

      FlowingRivers - 2012-02-29 13:38


      J.A.Rademan - 2012-02-29 14:23

      one word - "Cronies"

  • Andrew - 2012-02-29 12:44

    Are there any honourable members in SAPS or are they all corrupt like all branches of the ANC and its appointed cadres???

      Bongani - 2012-02-29 12:53

      Andrew that was uncalled for. This guy was arrested by honourable police men and women. There will always be corrupt people everywhere and that has nothing to do with ANC.

      Mfundo - 2012-02-29 13:04

      @Andrew, does this have anything to do with the ANC and/or its cadres? The ANC was not even mentioned in the article.Not everyone who works for the government is an ANC member. Andrew - the Moron.

      Omnivore - 2012-02-29 13:13

      @Andrew, it is utterly unfair to paint all cops with the same brush. @Bongani, it is true that corruption is everywhere but there are places where it is systemic (Nigeria, Russia, Colombia etc etc)and places where it isn't. It's not systemic in SA yet but your attitude is wrong - we should never accept it as just a part of life and the ANC needs to do more to fight it. It's their duty and they spend far too much time protecting their own. They can start by abandoning this system of cadre deployment that has seen them install TWO corrupt thugs in a row to head up the police. Not a great example to our police officers.

  • Charlotte - 2012-02-29 12:50

    Members of the SAPS, Defence Force, Correctional Services, Traffic Police, etc. who accept bribes/help criminals escape, etc. should be charged and tried and sentenced (if found guilty) for High Treason. Not all are corrupt. Let's weed out the evil ones.

      Fussed - 2012-02-29 13:19

      @ Charlotte, What has this got to do with weed. (I know)

      Fussed - 2012-02-29 13:33

      See the far side

  • Xoli - 2012-02-29 13:23

    Wow another member of the SAPS caught with their hands in the cookie jar, is this country of us really that bad or is it only a few F*&cking up our nation...

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-29 13:26

    Arrested and out on bail I suppose.

  • nieldevilliers - 2012-02-29 13:31

    Kudos to the guy reporting the cop, you'd think a murder suspect would use any means possible to avoid sentence

  • Stormkaap - 2012-02-29 13:33

    I hope the court makes a real example of this oke.. no less than 25yrs!

  • cele.mduduzi - 2012-02-29 13:34

    Let me remind you what does corruption mean : it is the spiritual or moral impurity or deviation ron an ideal ( Andrew your driving technic is corrupt: you do not indicate , you go through red traffic lights, just to mention a few of your corrupt acts.

  • Marion - 2012-02-29 13:44

    Are you peeps missing the point here? The SAPS did a good job in arresting one of their own who does not deserve to be called a policeman. Well done SAPS.

      Marion - 2012-02-29 13:47

      Oh yes, and thumbs up to the guy for reporting the matter and enabling the trap to be set.

  • Malette - 2012-02-29 13:51

    Well whaddya' know. An (alleged) murderer with morals. ;-P

  • J.A.Rademan - 2012-02-29 14:22

    A murder suspect reporting a crooked cop.Only in SA

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