A Johannesburg Metro Police Officer has been arrested for allegedly taking a R10 bribe from a taxi driver in Soweto.
|Photo: Reuben Goldberg|
JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnar, told TimesLive that the officer who is currently behind bars pulled the taxi over in Pretoria Glen on 14 January 2019.
It’s been reported that the taxi driver failed to produce a driver’s license and his taxi had no number when he was stopped. He is now turned stated witness.
David Tembe, Head of JMPD said corruption will not be tolerated. ” We are committed to rooting out those dare tarnish the image of the Law enforcement fraternity,” said Tembe.
Our Internal Affairs Unit has just arrested one of our own for accepting a bribe of R10.00 from a Taximan in Soweto. We are committed to rooting out those who dare tarnish the image of all Law Enforcement fraternity.
— David Tembe (@AsktheChiefJMPD) January 14, 2019
Meanwhile, social media peeps couldn’t let it pass. Question were asked how the officer could risk his job over R10. One Twitter user had this to say: “We must really put a cap on the ‘codrink money’ because R10 is too small amount to loose one’s pension.
Take a look at some of the comments regarding the matter
We see this regularly and they don’t even mind passengers with phones esp in the mornings
— Ta-Zinja Ntja Di Maketse (@NtjaTa) January 16, 2019
Start with the Executives who takes Millions of Bribes, and now you must look into installing body cameras or install cameras in police vans especially in Road blocks so they could be caught easily when accepting bribes
— Ntando Sithole (@Sduduzo_S1) January 15, 2019