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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107EWN reports that two metro police officers have been arrested in Katlehong after they were caught accepting a bribe through a sting operation conducted by the Hawks.  

The two uniformed male officers, who were meant to be working from 06:00 to 14:00 on Friday, prolonged their shift and went outside of their jurisdiction in search of bribes.  Allegedly they stopped a truck driver and requested a bribe after claiming he did not have the correct documentation.  The driver subsequently alerted the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) internal affairs unit.  The Hawks were informed of the incident and staged an entrapment where marked notes amounting to the requested bribe were given to the driver, who handed them over to the two suspects.  Immediately thereafter, the two metro police officers were handcuffed and detained at Katlehong north police station.  They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on Monday morning.

  • Read this report by Ayanda Nyathi in full at EWN
  • See too, Ekurhuleni metro cops nabbed for bribery, at News24

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