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handcuffsNews24 reports that two police officers were separately arrested in Gauteng over the long weekend for soliciting bribes of R100 and R200, respectively.

According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the officers were arrested during sting operations which it conducted in collaboration with SAPS Anti-Corruption and the National Traffic Department's Anti-Corruption unit. A 56-year-old captain from the Johannesburg Public Order Policing unit was arrested for corruption on Monday. IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola explained that the captain, who was the shift commander, conducted an unauthorised road block with other members. He stopped a vehicle, which happened to be driven by an undercover officer, and demanded that the driver produce his license. When the undercover officer said he did not have his driver's licence, the officer demanded a R100 bribe. He was arrested and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday. Meanwhile on Friday, another officer attached to Randfontein Public Safety was also nabbed for corruption. The 45-year-old traffic officer was operating a speed camera and stopped an undercover vehicle. He then asked for a R200 bribe and was arrested on the spot.

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

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