SA's rotten cops among most crooked during Covid-19, finds Corruption Watch report

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The story: Thuggish, greedy police who engineer bribes are among the army of corrupt South Africans who have been exposed by Corruption Watch, in its Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report. 

Why it matters: "The destruction wrought by corruption is silent but deadly, and it is most often the poorest in society who are brutalised by the actions of these corrupt individuals," said Corruption Watch's Melusi Ncala.

A closer look: Reports from the public reveal disturbing allegations of brutality, most evident during the early stages of the Covid-19 lockdown, with bribery featuring in 31% of reports of police corruption.

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