On Friday morning a 41-year-old police Sergeant was arrested by members of the Western Cape Anti-Corruption Unit when he reported for duty at the Camps Bay police station.
He is being detained on a charge of corruption and is due to
make a court appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court later today.
It is alleged that on 2019-01-29 during the night members of Camps Bay Visible Policing held a Vehicle Check Point (VCP) in Victoria Road, Camps Bay. One of the members induced motorist to pay a bribe to prevent hefty fines for minor traffic offences, like driving an unlicensed motor vehicle.
The matter was referred for investigation after information about the incidents were posted on social media.
We are serious about
rooting out corruption in the police and every endeavour will be made to get rid of police officers who are engaged in corrupt activities.
SAPS Media: Captain FC Van Wyk