Man caught 'selling' metro cop jobs

2012-07-19 07:42

Johannesburg - A North West man was arrested on Wednesday for selling jobs at the Tshwane metro police, they said.

He was arrested after a woman contacted the Tshwane metro police to find out why she had not been called for training after paying the man R6 500 for a vacancy, said spokesperson Console Tleane.

The man, 44, allegedly told the woman he was a metro officer, but this was not true, he said.

"The victim claimed that she paid the suspect R6 500 in order to secure a position as one of the students."

When she asked the man why she had not been called for training, he told her she needed to pay another R3 000.

This was the amount of money found on the man when he was arrested by the Tshwane metro police and the Hawks in Temba, North West.

Tleane said he would face charges of fraud, corruption and impersonating a police officer in the Temba Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

He said there was no fee for metro police training.

"The recruitment process is open and transparent, and should therefore not be contaminated by elements purporting to be metro police officers."

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-07-19 07:48

    Only in Africa... Correction, only in this part of Africa run by the corrupt ANC.

      johnlubisi.john - 2012-07-19 08:09

      are u really dump,charles

      paul.c.wadsworth - 2012-07-19 08:21

      How stupid does she have to be, to think SHE has to PAY to be a cop? (Makes you think)

      Barefoot - 2012-07-19 08:29

      Dumb-Lost, blame anc?

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-07-19 08:40

      Greed has no boundaries!

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-19 09:20

      Give the man a Bells he cant be blamed for seeing a huge donga (gap) in the whole Government structure and only used this new found opportunity to use his entrepreneurial skills

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-07-19 10:07

      Lets blame the ANC for everything, even this weather it's the ANC

      zambezi.river - 2012-07-19 10:15

      I bought my job fare and square,now leave me alone!

  • sello.mapeka - 2012-07-19 07:48

    The lady must also be arrested

  • amanda.strydom.7 - 2012-07-19 07:49

    thats where it starts.

  • Tebz001 - 2012-07-19 07:54

    ahhh North West...Jobs for sale!

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-07-19 08:22

      Lol skelem

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-07-19 07:56

    yeah yeah transparent........ bet because im white ill get rejected.

      Barefoot - 2012-07-19 08:26

      amazingly enough i see many white people in the Tshwane Metro police, don't know what you talking about exactly- it's a free country you have a right to moan and whine about 'perceived' injustices

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-07-19 10:08


  • fdalana - 2012-07-19 07:57

    it is a good learning time she will follow the right channels for employment.

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-19 08:00

    At last the truth revealed...

  • bakers.dozen.14 - 2012-07-19 08:07

    How much must i pay for the presidents job ? Where do i sign

      sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-07-19 08:16

      Hahaha Kilroy, that's a good one. Lol

      johnlubisi.john - 2012-07-19 08:49

      no payment needed,but u must be a zulu or xhosa

  • John - 2012-07-19 08:08

    Waaaaaahhahaha hahahaahaha just when you thought it could not get any worse we are now selling jobs in the police!!!

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-07-19 08:14

    News24: Temba is actually a township in Gauteng, not North West.

  • Henry - 2012-07-19 08:20

    It is nothing new. The corruption is there, even in our national police. Some women are requested for sexual favors in return for the jobs. Well done for the catching of that man. I wish it could be a lesson even to other corrupt elements in our national authority. The society has heard enough of corruption within our authorities.

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-19 08:22

    Eish, this woman is also corrupt and should be arrested too

  • Lindelwa - 2012-07-19 08:26

    This woman is either stupid or corrupt; where do you pay money to get a job. They are both dumb heads!!

  • adrian.tyler - 2012-07-19 08:29

    Ridiculous, no further comment needed.

  • rebecca.robyn - 2012-07-19 08:30

    Corrupt this, corrupt that! Have you all even READ the article before commenting or just the headlines or first paragraph? The man is NOT a police officer!! He posed as one. Could the lady in question not just go to her nearest police station to get the forms?

      Barefoot - 2012-07-19 08:34

      Welcome to news24 where we comment without reading because we know so much

      lorrainesuh - 2012-07-19 08:36

      It's still Corruption

  • nketso.kgwadi - 2012-07-19 08:47

    This woman must also get arrested then no one will attempt to buy jobs anymore

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-19 09:06

    There is others with this inside job , catch them.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-19 09:13

    A fool and his money is soon parted!! Will they never learn?

  • ayasaba.amaguala - 2012-07-19 09:21

    I have been waiting for this to blow. I know of a few people who also paid for this job. until today they are still waiting to be called for training but people who followed the right channel have already started and my cousin is one of them. She says that everyday since they have started there's a new person joining them out of the blue, some are very old people who are not in the age range which was required, some have not even been to the physical assessment. its very sad how thingz are done.

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-07-19 09:40

      And your cousin keep quite about this??? I wonder how much she paid, anyway Welcome to the Republic of Bananaland!!!

  • mmangaliso - 2012-07-19 09:23

    i would buy a job too becoz when u have grade12, driving licence and under21 i need to join the force police metro police SANDF etc

  • andrew.mckenzie.566 - 2012-07-19 09:24

    Not unsual to pay for a job! A women was at a car dealership buyinga new car. She had taken all the neccessary docs along - including a pay slip. The salesperson saw the payslip and suggested that she could afford the better car than the chosen model. No she said. You dont understand - I have to pay my boss Rxk/month for her job!

  • Chris - 2012-07-19 09:34

    She ASS-umed that this was the Metro police way of doing things: everything happens in this corrupt manner. That explains why Metro cops demand bribes- it is a return on their investment!

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 10:20


  • marleze.baartman - 2012-07-19 13:46

    Ha a she does not belong in the Metro Police, too dumb, way too dumb.

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