Cop held for taking R20 bribe

2012-10-04 20:57

Johannesburg - A metro police officer was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of R20 from a taxi driver in Roodepoort on Thursday, Johannesburg metro police said.

"The officer, said to have 15 years' service, was working alone, which made the investigative unit suspicious," Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The unit watched the officer from a distance and saw him take a R20 note from a taxi driver.

The taxi driver admitted to handing over the money.

Minnaar said the officer would be charged, and face internal disciplinary action.

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-10-04 21:07

    SiS! Corrupt like yo own ANC GOV

      kim.buren - 2012-10-04 22:08

      But he speaks the truth !! Prove him wrong Zakhele.

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-04 22:16

      Zakhele. We are in a cANCer hell already.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-04 22:40

      zakhele ~ Do you know your thieving cANCer have already stolen R675 BILLION, not million, but BILLION? And you still support these thieves? Only goes to show what low morals and values you have. Sies!!!

  • john.smit.121772 - 2012-10-04 21:15

    You must be joking. Arrested for allegedly taking a R 20 bribe? What about Zuma and Shaik? Surprised that SA is the CRIME CAPITAL of the world?

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-04 22:18

      What is the difference between R20 and 203 million???? There is no difference - they are one and the same..

      Bruce - 2012-10-05 01:15

      I can't believe how numerically challenged you are, R20 bucks and R203 million are equal? Really?..wish you were a teller at my bank #big sigh

      dimitripappas - 2012-10-05 02:03

      Gosh Bruce, are you so thick that you are 100% unable to read between the lines? He's referring to the concept of corruption -- in that context, taking a bribe for R1 is just as corrupt as taking a bribe for R1mil - corruption is a boolean, quantity is irrelevant

      Erna - 2012-10-05 06:39

      It's the principle of bribing that matters, not the monetory value.

      VikashNowath - 2012-10-05 12:08

      true the amount is irrelavant cops need to live also. Honestly i would pay a bribe and not pay taxes that way i know where my money is going. even traffic fines get swindled out of the system into politicians pockets. when do we win???>

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-04 21:22

    Stupid taxi driver why did he confess coz it waz help me to help u situation ::ONE::

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-04 22:41

      You should be ashamed of yourself. Weren't you taught any values or morals? No wonder SA and the rest of Africa is what it is.

  • nditsheni.makhado - 2012-10-04 21:33

    yerrr this will make bribe price to increase

      vandross.ntshegi - 2012-11-04 21:12

      Thank God that one idiot was cought

  • Manduleli Rotherham Mtyoki - 2012-10-04 21:37

    Thus a lesson to be learnt by many out there, you break the law and u face the consequences!

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      Bruce - 2012-10-05 00:58

      What is criminal is making kids believe they can use this text lingo on public platforms like this chief, learn to write properly, this is not cool its just pure laziness.

      sauvignon.blanc.31 - 2012-10-05 10:38

      ay bruce sht da fk up u totes r wak y even b tht way

  • matsieddy.malebatso - 2012-10-04 21:58

    Ahh! R20, this other cop made me pay more than that and got away with it.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-04 22:41

      You shouldn't have paid him anything.

  • BatongaBoro - 2012-10-04 22:07

    big deal, i am aware of someone who once bribed a cop with R2 and half a can of Coke.

  • jimi.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-10-04 22:13

    Probably get suspended with full pay for at least a year. Found not guilty because the evidence disappeared and yhen get re-instated with a promotion to another cANCer depeartment. That is how it works in Jozi and the rest of Africa.

  • brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-10-04 22:28

    I wonder if the cops arresting him have ever taken a bribe.

      matsieddy.malebatso - 2012-10-04 22:34

      They arrested him because he refused to pay them a bribe. The thought of splitting R20 got him arrested.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-04 22:39

    Both the cop and the taxi driver should be locked up.

  • palesa.r.ralitabo - 2012-10-04 23:22

    nahana R20 hle,joh!

  • palesa.r.ralitabo - 2012-10-04 23:22

    nahana R20 hle,joh!

  • Bruce - 2012-10-05 00:52

    WTF? Since when has it been against the law to donate to the needy on the side of the road? The poor cop was hungry and thirsty and the \snitch\ taxi driver gave him a donation towards lunch, nothing with helping out a fellow human.

  • geswine.matroos.3 - 2012-10-05 06:57

    I don't get certain black people

  • kenny.kwenamore - 2012-10-05 07:43

    R20.00 is nothinthing compared to Zuma's R203 Million looting of tax payers' money

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-05 08:24

    Corrupt Metro Cops at their finest......Fire the idiot because he WILL do it again, and again, and again! Make an example of the tosser! Let him go an sweep street!

  • - 2012-10-05 08:53

    15 years in the service, what made him fall into this now?? and all for a R20 - can only buy him a coke and a packet of crisps!!! Disgrace but he should be charged like every other whom fails to abide by the law

      jon.harris.9421450 - 2012-10-05 09:42

      What about the thousands that was taken before he got caught????

  • kevin.duraan - 2012-10-05 11:31

    Dumb ass taxi driver will make us all suffer...

  • jarrod.ward.372 - 2012-10-05 11:50

    Why is it that most of the people that comment on this site are idiots?

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-11-04 20:30

      yes sir

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