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JMPD OFFICER BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY ACCEPTING R10 COOLDRINK BRIBE

Desmond Mathebula

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department {JMPD} officer was arrested in Protea Glen ,Soweto on Monday evening after he allegedly accepted a R10 “cool drink bride”. He was caught red-handed taking money from a taxi man who dint have a number plate and was driving without a licence “JMPD” spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told news24 on Tuesday.

The official has since been detained at the Protea Police station . JMPD chief David Tembe said the JMPD was working to systematically root out this type of corruption within the service.

There is an  anti-corruption strategy in place at JMPD which makes it impossible for corrupt officials to take bribe money

‘’Gone are the days where officers take cool drink money’’ he said

Social media users were in tears after Tembe revealed the arrest on Twitter

‘’Jailed for 2 R5 coins Bapha nduna {arrest  chief} well done member “ a comment read

A second read “losing night shift  allowances dangers allowance pension package ,medical aid annual bonus ,simply because of R10 ? Disgraceful

The official who has not  yet been named will appear in court soon.

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