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JMPD officer arrested

2012-12-21 22:24

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was arrested on Friday for corruption, metro police said.

"A corrupt JMPD officer in his late 20s was today [Friday] arrested by members of the internal affairs unit of JMPD, which investigates corrupt officers," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"The incident, at about 10:00, involved the corrupt officer stopping a driver for speeding at 104km/h in a 60 km/h zone along Coma Road in Soweto."

The officer told the woman driver of the car that she would be arrested unless she "made another plan".

The woman then went to an ATM and drew R900, and gave the officer R700 after returning to her car.

She then reported the officer to internal affairs.

"The officer was arrested and is currently detained at Moroka police station," said Minnaar.

He would appear at the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday for bribery and corruption.

Minnaar said the JMPD would never condone corruption and urged the public to report corrupt officers by calling 0800 002 587 or sending an SMS to 32840.

Comments
  • tyroymike3 - 2012-12-21 23:31

    I Have been a victim of these JM tactics late at night - very scary as there is very little one can do but comply. I have also met some very decent officers who recount the hectic driving habits of many road users - the wild west has very little on Jozies - the animals are wild but be more afraid of the humans !!!

  • mpho.gwala - 2012-12-22 00:18

    The woman should be ashamed of herself, what an ungrateful idiot

      Livvi Krige - 2012-12-22 01:17

      SERIOUSLY!!!!! This woman should be commended for reporting a corrupt official even though she herself was very much in the wrong for speeding. However, if being arrested for speeding was in fact the law, the officer should have let the law take it's due course!!! So I have to wonder who the idiot is!!! The woman, the official or yourself!!!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-22 04:24

      Well said Livvi...

      cathy.vanvollenstee - 2012-12-23 06:38

      You are the idiot!

  • brian.dlamini - 2012-12-22 00:31

    I bribe and I'm not ashamed.. Cash over cuffs any day!! Can't expect most u hypercrits 2 understand

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-22 04:22

      Understand this:.....idiot....

      melusi.myaluza - 2012-12-22 06:11

      the best thing one can ever do to avoid cuffs is to bribe,am so not ashamed of bribing a police officer,as long as it keeps me out jails and unwanted criminal records,then am cool,what's R100.00 anyways then spending the cold night in jail,so bravo @Brian,let the hypocrites thumb down that!!!!

      brandon.gillbee - 2012-12-22 07:10

      In south africa you can get pulled over dangerously drunk and the cop will ask for a R300 bribe. This is why nobody is scared to take the risks, imagine they were, its more likely Jub Jub wouldn't have killed those kids.

      brandon.gillbee - 2012-12-22 07:17

      In south africa you can get pulled over dangerously drunk and the cop will ask for a R300 bribe. This is why nobody is scared to take the risks, imagine they were, its more likely Jub Jub wouldn't have killed those kids.

      truthis.tway - 2012-12-22 07:31

      How about not breaking the law? Another Malema worshiper no doubt.

      mfelasakhe.mahlangu - 2012-12-22 08:30

      Shame on you. You are probably one of those who complain about corrupt politicians everyday.

      godesha - 2012-12-22 10:02

      Brian, then you must never, ever complain about crime in this country, because you are contributing to it. I would be ashamed if I was you, not brag about my own criminal activity on a public forum.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-12-22 10:31

      @ melusi and others that support bribing. Now I see why Zuma was re-elected dispite his corruptive tendencies.

      cathy.vanvollenstee - 2012-12-23 06:41

      Brian I hope that you and Melusi get caught by an honest cop! You are contributing to the decay in this country!

      Donkervlie - 2012-12-23 07:51

      Stop breaking the law you common criminal. The country does not need you.

  • asivhanga - 2012-12-22 01:35

    That was a damn trap...imagine a woman doing 104km/h on a 60km/h. I thought women were the most careful drivers who obeys the road signs...!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-22 04:21

      Trap or not he's still a rotten cop....

  • mqunta1 - 2012-12-22 01:48

    There is a hole lot of them, pple must report them

  • nmunyai - 2012-12-22 03:15

    Good. Those guys r rotten...I was once given a wrong ticket for failing to pay bribe. I had stoped to ask for direction only to b told my side windows were too dark..... nd they were nt....they were never tested but yet I had to pay cause I dont stay in Gauteng....he just kissed his job goodbye!

  • Jack Molapo - 2012-12-22 04:01

    that woman did a good job but since she is honest they have to lock her as well for speeding, unless if she is above the law

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-22 04:18

    104km in a 60km zone...not responsible driving but hats off to her for reporting the thug....

  • johnny.august.31 - 2012-12-22 05:34

    Corrupt n Stupid Metro Cops

      Wally Wal - 2012-12-22 07:36

      Its only the tip of the iceberg

  • bruno.mleya - 2012-12-22 06:19

    Wat a shame to an officer he z still yung nd keDizemba Boss,For de woman dd she paid wat waz asked or she was having iKwaal wit officer emagine her speed was too high

      truthis.tway - 2012-12-22 07:32

      no speeki engriish..

      Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-22 08:12

      Bruno.mleya....English please so we can all get to understand your comment....this is not mixit

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-12-22 06:22

    Just maybe she was not doing 104ks but was set up ? If indeed she was doing that speed in a 60 zone, naughty and punishable . I suppose the speed trap has been cleared if indeed working in the first place.

      Donkervlie - 2012-12-23 07:55

      She cannot be charged as the offricer of the law is being charged in the same incident. which means no speed fine.

  • lungi2mlu - 2012-12-22 06:24

    Its Koma road not Coma road, lets get the spelling right, having lived on that road most of my life I'm glad people finally getting arrested after all the accidents I've witnessed there

      lungi2mlu - 2012-12-22 06:32

      That being said moroka police are even worse, they have their own set of rules and corruption is rule number one, JMPD just as bad

  • truthis.tway - 2012-12-22 07:29

    I hope the woman was arrested for exceeding the speedlimit by more than 40 km/h

  • Madoda Nhonho - 2012-12-22 07:46

    i wonder wts gna happen to tht irresponsible lady? bcoz i think bribing an official is a punishable crime. if our justice ws fair she should b behind bars too!

  • mabasa.pumla - 2012-12-22 07:46

    Dat woman is heartless how can she do dat knowing dat she's as guilty as d officer

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-12-22 10:37

      How would she have proved corruption if she had accepted the ticket. At least she now had proof of the bribe being paid. I agree she should somehow be penalised for the offence but at a reduced rate for reporting the illegal activities of the cop.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-22 11:21

      Oh Africa logic will be the end of us all. The metro most proberbly kept her id and told her to go and draw money. I doubt it that she was doing that fast, but threatened with jail because of going more than 40km/hr over the speed limit. Anyways, the article don't say that the lady did not plead guilty We all know that we have rotten lazy and no good bribing bursting at the seems metros. Why argue in their favor?

  • Thabo Mbewu - 2012-12-22 08:16

    Police Officers should uphold and enforce the law! Encouraging corruption is unacceptable!!! It's high time the police do what they are sworn to perform!!! Be anti-corruption!!!! Arrest ALL those who break the law, young, old, male, female, professional or layman....!!!!

      cathy.vanvollenstee - 2012-12-23 06:48

      Well said Thabo. I was perturbed by your previous comment. I see that you are sporting the badge so I hope that you will help to route out these corrupt officers!

      Ma L' Matholeni - 2014-12-15 22:54

      True that mbewzin! !!

  • sphiwe.sibanyoni - 2012-12-22 08:30

    The Ladies supposed to be in Jail too, they both broke the law

  • sphiwe.sibanyoni - 2012-12-22 08:31

    The Ladies supposed to be in Jail too, they both broke the law

  • Buhle King Mphunga - 2012-12-22 08:38

    one of these officers was dragged by a taxi yesterday. mayb for same reason

  • mkobane1 - 2012-12-22 08:38

    Eish! We people always bribe, nd these guys always use scare tactics to get what deny want. Nd women R700? Don't raise de bribing bar, it's getting steeper now. R100 would have been FINE (LITERALLY )

  • Kevin - 2012-12-22 08:40

    ALL this fuss over a crook trying to make some money for Xmas and a lady who can't read speed limit signs or her speedometer. what about the corrupt oficials - FROM THE PRESIDENT DOWN- who get away with corruption every day they are in ofice. I say clean out the house from the top down... if there are no role models, then the corruption will come to an end... eventually

  • Tseletjie - 2012-12-22 08:55

    If all of us could report these actions then our country will be protected from rouge elements.

      barnie.huysamer - 2012-12-22 09:46

      Agree. The officer's job is to catch the person breaking the law and to issue a ticket. The offender has to deal with the consequences of his/her actions according to the law. The officer is not employed to use his/her position to make money on the sideline - that is corruption. All forms of corruption is bad, but some people seem to think that bribing an officer is acceptable in order to "keep a clean criminal record" / "cash over cuffs". Shame on you for accepting corruption as a part of your life. It will be good if all the corrupt officials are removed. Then you will become law abiding citizens or pay the (right) price for your indiscretions.

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-22 10:49

    Both quilty!!!!!

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-22 10:49

    IF YOU ARE NOT REPORTING CRIMES LIKE THIS, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. IF YOU ARE MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST OFFICERS WHO ARE DOING THEIR JOBS....YOU ARE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM AND MUST BE DEALT WITH TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW. (let's see some hdden microphones recording more actual incidents.)

  • hein.huyser - 2012-12-22 11:06

    Any bets? The metro will blame the driver

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-22 11:34

    Its not just one officer. I was in Boksburg they pulled me over tail light were out. He tunes me I will go home with a fine I said ok, he repeats that line three times I tell him he must write the ticket and then let me off with warning. Its easier to get a bribe ontop of your salary than working for your salary... esh the admin work she's to much for me

  • ken.koen - 2012-12-22 12:59

    Why do they insist on calling metro cops "officers". Officers are gentlemen and beyond reproach. JMPD doesn't have any officers, only thugs in uniform.

  • mnatashapati - 2012-12-22 16:11

    Its a good thing that happened .i hope this metro officer is not gonna bribe ,to find his way out i wish he goes 2 jail and loose job as an example to others

  • gary.clark.376 - 2012-12-22 20:36

    1000 more like this one get them all

  • raoul.loggenberg - 2012-12-23 04:52

    Bring that man a TAXI and let him be dragged to jail.

  • buti.lembe - 2012-12-23 08:29

    ????????????

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