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.

  • Irene - 2012-02-06 22:25

    No surprise considering they're cops but an even lesser surprise is that they're from Rosebank police station - that place is rotten!

      Andre - 2012-02-07 07:06

      There aren't many that are not rotten! Rumour has it that our police force is so successful that 75% of them are on the scene of the crime even before the crime is reported!

      James - 2012-02-07 09:07

      Irene - Rosebank is ROTTEN to the hilt. And whoever ran the roadblock on Corlett Drive last week - they were all in on setting up the blovk to solicite bribes. I was pulled over for an expired license disk, The guy was not interested in writing a ticket - he just wanted a bribe. I got out my car and asked two colleagues to get involved as I wasn't happy with this, they said that "it's between you and him, we are colleagues" and refused to help.

      Fredster - 2012-02-07 09:51

      Andre, LOL...well said

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-06 22:44

    Hehe some of our boys in blue are not the brightest stars in the sky, ag shamepies. That was really doff hahaha, pick ur targets better a$$-HOLES, well done to the presenters

      Chris - 2012-02-07 07:38

      I wonder if it was Ruda Landman?

      makesuthink - 2012-02-07 08:29

      Chris You could be right as Ruda lives just down the road from Campus Square

  • Adrian - 2012-02-06 23:26

    Tax sponsored radio announcements insinuate that we the public should stop bribing cops. In my experience it is the cops themselves who initiate extortion negotiations.

      Napolita - 2012-02-07 08:18

      Ultimately, it's not the "initiation of extortion" but the actually exchange of goods/money that is corruption. Extortion is NOT corruption. In corruption two parties agree. In extortion one party in forced. Wow..thumbs down count begins..;)

      Mhlophe - 2012-02-07 09:01

      @Napolita - That is not to say that an extortor is not corrupt.

      Adrian - 2012-02-11 10:35

      Napolita, I think you're guessing now. In fact this kind of extortion is nothing but armed robbery. The extortionist is armed. His nametag is always missing from his bullet proof vest. If you lay a charge he will be provided with all your personal details. Lay a charge at your peril. An "unsolved botched hijacking" will earn you an early grave for trying to oppose these gangsters.

  • Motho - 2012-02-06 23:54

    They tried that with Zizi Kodwa but they failed. Not suprised that Rosebank police station is involved in this mission agian.

  • lhfick - 2012-02-07 04:08

    Sad situation, but it is found right trough our country and in every sector, not just in the SAPS.

      MSGRule - 2012-02-07 08:09

      in every thing the goverment is involved

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-07 05:32

    It's a culture!

      Frank - 2012-02-07 07:20

      Not a culture! Their culture.

      Chille - 2012-02-07 09:08

      @ Frank, Who's? The SAPS?

      VaMbozha - 2012-02-07 09:54

      no no its a tradition

  • Wendy - 2012-02-07 05:41

    so .... who do we call when we are in trouble? obviously not the cops, so what are we paying taxes for. Cops don't protect us, (of course not all), we can't drive safely on the roads due to potholes and non working traffic lights, erm so what are we exactly paying taxes for? maybe someone can clarify.

      Barefoot - 2012-02-07 05:50

      i do believe you call the cops she called other cops didn't she?

  • Andrew - 2012-02-07 05:59

    This is the state of our country today, never mind the state of the nation address to be presented by JZ who will tell all of wonderful things. Maybe he should stay at home sometime and apply his mind to the woeful situation in RSA.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-02-07 07:56

      Watch for him biting his bottom lip. To a trained observer that is a sign of lying........He has spoken publicly about creating jobs at least twice before, and NONE of that has come to pass. Sadly though, the problem is, as is the case with the Gautrain buses, the bus drivers prefer striking to working.....teachers the same, the list is very long. Hard work = cuss word..... Increases in salaries in the public sector, where they are now being paid more than the private sector is ALARMING, because THAT is EXACTLY what has happened in Greece, and they are now bankrupt. It used to be that the Public Sector salaries were lower then the Private sector, but the folk working there felt it was OK, because they had regular working hours, less pressure and better job security. Zuma does not have a CLUE how to manage the people under him, and also use what people talents he has at his disposal. He has not ever been trained in Management, let alone leading what was once the powerhouse of Africa.....but with the ANC "State Capitalism" (using the Chinese Model) he no doubt thinks he can cement the ANC position...until "J" (he said it did he not?) comes.

  • Piet - 2012-02-07 06:10

    Uniformed Criminal Gang.......

  • Anthony - 2012-02-07 06:20

    cele,s boys

  • paullombard17 - 2012-02-07 06:45

    um, banana's anyone???

  • Schmee - 2012-02-07 07:15

    Good for her. The only way police will stop asking for bribes and start doing their jobs properly is if people refuse to pay the bribes. I'm so tired of hearing people say that they paid a bribe so that they wouldn't get a traffic fine. And they are the same people who complain that the government is doing nothing about corrupt cops. Go figure.

      Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-02-07 13:29

      I always pay a traffic cop a bribe with a big smile on my face,no guilt feeling at all,the only time I feel guilty is if I do get a ticket coz then I blame myself for not trying hard to bribe to traffic cop

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-02-07 07:29

    Is it not sad that the law abiding citizens fear the police and metro police more than the criminals do ?

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-02-07 08:20

      Don’t fear the police. Just make shore you get the name and surname so you can track the bastard(s) down. Then you can get to him when there is no gun on his hip. I support Kangaroo justice.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-02-07 08:27

      As a society we have been lulled in too thinking we are powerless and should be obedient. There are certain things that should not be left alone. Obviously the government and the police are failing epically in their mandate to protect us as taxpaying citizens. It might be against their laws, but rose bank police station seems to be one of the places which should be fenced off to protect the greater public from the palookas in side. It might be against their laws, Bbut rosebank policetation seems to be one of the places witch should be fenced of to protect the greater public from the palucas in side.

      Konstabel - 2012-02-07 09:32

      That is so true, under apartheid black people were harrassed by police and obviously feared the police. Now everybody is harrassed by police and everybody fears them besides the criminals. Not all police officers are bad though, unfortunately there seems to be too few good ones to control the bad apples.

  • BuzzM - 2012-02-07 07:29

    I hope they go to jail for a long time!!!

      Anon - 2012-02-07 08:54

      They don't even jail murderers in this country!! It's a shame.......

      VaMbozha - 2012-02-07 09:57

      for them its a petty petty petty crime...jus asking for money!!! wen murderers and rapists run the streets

      Jeremy - 2012-02-07 12:00

      they will probably be recruited by the fANCy Ancestor boys, given some formal retraining and set back to work more adequately prepared for successful extortion. Don't want to piss off the voting prols do we??? Especially the ones with guns!

  • Mlungisi - 2012-02-07 08:38

    Inspired by movies n lack of Logic :)

  • Jason - 2012-02-07 08:56

    Thats the SAPS for you - To Serve and Protect.. Pity its none of us Tax paying Soutrh African Citizens that are served and protected!! Nice one ANC you have done so much for SA!!

  • Treatwell Trey - 2012-02-07 09:34

    Corruption start and stop with u the public

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-02-07 11:19

      Dig deeper and see if you can't find a decent slogan. You know something like. ”Reach for common sense“.

  • Patsy - 2012-02-07 09:41

    Well done!!! Get rid of the corrupt cops so the decent ones don't get tarred with the same brush

  • Patsy - 2012-02-07 09:46

    Please do NOT try to identify the intended victim, you'll only paint a target on his/her back.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-02-07 09:55

    SAPS...South African Poor Society

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-02-07 11:28

      SAPS...South African Palooka Society

  • Freddie - 2012-02-07 13:17

    I hope she got her R10k back, if it went into "evidence" it is gone forever.

  • Cynthia - 2012-02-07 13:45

    The African nation were deprived of so much. I don't blame them for feeling like they do, but get over it - things have changed now. While a minority have become ultra wealthy, the majority are absolutely no better off than they were pre-Mr. Mandela. Hence the police see a chance to reap the benefits of the power that has been bestowed on them by asking for a bribe instead of writing a ticket. The one place I was hoping that would uphold my belief in them which I have held since I was a little girl. was the Police. Now I know.

  • karen.cigana - 2012-02-07 17:05

    You go girl! Well done.Proud of you.

  • glen.gfm - 2012-02-11 09:41

    Hahahahahahaha who's got damning evidence now? I wonder if their kids are embarrassed at their parents behavior.They won't be embarrassed they are too corrupt!Go Bannanna republic!!!

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