Cops bribed by taxi driver arrested

2012-02-27 10:23

Cape Town - Two police constables will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Monday for corruption, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the men, aged 31 and 32, bribed a minibus taxi driver.

He said they pulled over the taxi on Spine road, in Rocklands, on Friday morning for reckless driving.

"After discussing the matter with the driver and receiving R140 in cash, the driver was told to leave."

The men were arrested that afternoon.

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  • Sharon - 2012-02-27 10:31

    So who bribed whom?

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 10:38

      Shocking journalism here.

      RatexZa - 2012-02-27 10:43

      Nice, rather fix the post instead of deleting my comment! Idiot!

      Dennis - 2012-02-27 11:32

      This article is worse than shocking, IT IS PATHETIC JOURNALISM !!

  • Cast53 - 2012-02-27 10:35

    Please News24 - the headline aswell as the following sentence "Captain Frederick van Wyk said the men, aged 31 and 32, bribed a minibus taxi driver" - the driver bribed them. Let somebody read the article before you post it please

      Deon - 2012-02-27 10:39

      Maybe Van Wyk is still asleep? Sounds like they received a bribe.

      George - 2012-02-27 11:15

      Did news24 ask for or got the bribe

  • Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 10:37

    Shocking English. It should read something like: "Cops who asked for bribe money from taxi driver arrested". The cops did not bribe, they were corrupt and asked for the bribe. News24 is really going down the toilet.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-02-27 10:41

    Who bribed who here?

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 10:51

      The journo bribed his way through his diploma.

      njfada - 2012-02-27 11:11

      lol I wonder if the journo does'nt have a relative in the industry, how could a proffesional publish crap like this....

      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-27 11:13

      hahahaha hahaahah news24 sucks.

  • Gichumz - 2012-02-27 10:42

    Lol go back to school news 24

      Wt - 2012-02-27 12:53

      A newspaper is only as good as its weakest journalist

  • Godfrey - 2012-02-27 10:43

    Crap journalism. But I get the gist of the story and am amazed and stunned that they do not put up with bribery and corruption in the Western Cape as they do in every other province in the country.

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 10:51

      Maybe because the taxi driver felt fleeced and decided to report the matter? The arrest was made simply because this guy decided to lay a complaint. Are you saying in any other part of SA this complaint would not have been made, and if made would not have been taken seriously?

      Godfrey - 2012-02-27 11:19

      That is what I am saying. Just how many government officials, cops and even MPs (remember Travelgate and Communications Regulator credit cards) have got away with corruption in the country. Just how many 'suspended' officials remain on full pay for years after being found corrupt and how many were shuffled off to cushy ambassadorial posts out of the country? Add why do so many citizens not trust the metro or SA Police?

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 11:30

      It's difficult to speculate just from a few cases. But just look under "related links" towards the top of this article. There's an article that says "Limpopo cop arrested for bribe". My point is that it seems that there are still a number of good police stations countrywide willing to look into these incidents of bribery by their own.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-27 12:19

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo Ok, good response. But I want to see permanent and ongoing effective measures to identify corruption at all levels of government and the perpetrators dealt with, forced to repay the money and jailed for extended periods. And I am tired of politicians and comrades having been caught with their hands in the cookie jar or blatantly committing criminal acts, given free legal representation (costing millions) to keep them selves out of jail (eg Zuma and Mcbride): legal resources completely unavailable to ordinary citizens.

      ina.f.chatwind - 2012-02-27 12:33

      Western Cape is under DA administration.

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 13:09

      @Godfrey Good post. It also seems far to easy in this country for charges to be dropped.

  • BubblesdoubleO7 - 2012-02-27 10:45

    Headline is very misleading. Come on "journo's", lets get this right.

  • MSGRule - 2012-02-27 10:48

    Where do you get the journalists from? Did they finish school or have English as a subject. Grammar and Punctioattion is not a prerequisite for these kind of articles?????

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-27 11:02

      Ah the irony! It's "punctuation"!

      John - 2012-02-27 11:03

      Vegi's advanced school of education supplies the journo's

  • gawiesa - 2012-02-27 10:58

    It just shows you what sort of people is writing the news these days

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 10:59

      "are" Massive fail.

      George - 2012-02-27 11:16

      Drunk judges

      Schmee - 2012-02-27 11:22

      I trust Gawie doesn't write the news. :D

  • Motjetjelekoane - 2012-02-27 11:06

    New24 you have stooped to the lowest level of cheap journalism! What do you call this? What kind of people do you employ? This should cause you a whole lot of embarassment to say the least!!!

  • Jason - 2012-02-27 11:09

    In Jhb the two policemen would have had disciplinary proceeding against them for accepting only R140!!!!

      Cast53 - 2012-02-27 11:14

      So true, that will be damaging all other metro police and speedcops earning capabilities

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 11:18


  • pieterengelbrecht01 - 2012-02-27 11:29

    When are they going to exspose the traffic officers who takes bribes for licenses

  • Andrew - 2012-02-27 11:30

    What is new. Not a day goes by without SAPS being involved in corruption, hit squads, intimidation. Just look at the illegal strike at Impala Plats. where illegal strikers kill to get their way. What about the brutal farm murders and other murders let alone the rapes that are committed against children or teachers that illicit sex from their pupils. It is time to take stock as to who are committing all these crimes including the scurge of corruption. Food for thought for this barbaric bahaviour that carries on daily with no abatement!!!!

  • Mlungisi - 2012-02-27 11:36

    Hahahaha SAPA interns for you

  • Leon - 2012-02-27 11:43

    "Captain Frederick van Wyk said the men, aged 31 and 32, bribed a minibus taxi driver." I wonder if News24 can get worse? If so, it will take a monumental effort!

  • Roy - 2012-02-27 12:07

    Glad that these s.o.b's were caught. Now give the cops a good prison sentence and if the taxi driver did report them for this,then he should be rewarded. To much of this is happening.

  • Wt - 2012-02-27 12:07

    taxi bribes arrested cop driver????

      raegan.mcreed - 2012-02-27 12:13


      Wt - 2012-02-27 12:29


  • Nkulekweni - 2012-02-27 12:21

    Why are these people employed to write when they clearly can't. The minimum one should expect from an article in the media is that it should make sense. This one clearly does not.

  • Bibi - 2012-02-27 12:24

    This was either written by the taxi driver or the cop! Nevertheless, R140 is hardly worth the effort.

  • Leon - 2012-02-27 13:36

    I wonder how much was the bribe the journalist paid to get his Grade 10 certificate?

  • leigh.ridgway - 2012-02-27 13:43

    You people are all so quick to get on your high horses with regards to grammer and puncuation, yet whilst on your intellectual high's, you fail to answer the question: "Have you had a similar experience?" Being so clever, surely you could get the gist of what is being reported here!

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-27 14:46

      We are rightfully berating somebody who is not competent at his or her job. Why hire somebody to write about news if in the end they fail to get the story through to the reader and just create confusion? It should not be my responsibility to try and get the "gist" of the story in a news article. It should come across in a clear, non-confusing language. That's why we are on this journo's case. Finish and klaar.

  • Jarryd - 2012-04-23 20:15

    It's so bad it's actually funny!!

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