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JMPDTimesLive reports that a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was arrested on Monday after he allegedly took a R10 bribe from a taxi driver in Soweto.  

JMPD spokesperson chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the officer pulled the taxi over near Protea Glen in Soweto for driving without a number plate and a driver's licence.  "He was caught red-handed.  The internal affairs unit blocked the taxi driver and the taxi driver confirmed.  The taxi driver turned state witness against the officer and said he gave the corrupt officer a R10."  The officer was arrested and detained at the Protea Glen police station.  JMPD head David Tembe, who was "extremely angry" over the incident, said:  Gone are the days that officers will take bribe money or cold drink money."

  • Read Iavan Pijoos’ report on this story in full at TimesLive

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