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handcuffsNews24 reports that two police officials from the Soweto Flying Squad were arrested on Monday for corruption and extortion.  

The cops were apparently driving a marked police vehicle when they pounced on a motorist who was driving on Klip Valley Road in Kliptown on Sunday.  After stopping the motorist, the officials informed him that the vehicle he was travelling in was stolen and threatened to impound it unless he paid an amount of R10,000, spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said.  "The victim arranged R5,000, of which the remaining amount would be arranged at a later stage," Masondo indicated.  However, the following day, the officers then called the victim again requesting him to pay the balance.  The victim then reported the incident to the SAPS Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit, which organised the outstanding amount to be handed over the cops.  The duo was arrested during the hand-over and have subsequently been detained for corruption and extortion.  They are expected to appear in Protea Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Read the original of the above report by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24


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