A Joburg Metro officer has been arrested for taking a R10 bribe from a taxi driver in Soweto. The officier had people confused after putting his career on the line for an amount so small he would struggle to buy a cold drink
While January has everyone dealing with financial stress after overindulging during the festive season, this police officer has confused people with what appears to simply be greed.
A Joburg Metro Police officer was arrested yesterday for accepting a R10 bribe from a taxi driver in Soweto.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnar revealed that the taxi driver was pulled over near Protea Glen in Soweto yesterday.
The officer had pulled the taxi over for driving without a number plate, only to find he also was not in possession of a driver's licence.
According to the JMPD spokesman, the officer had been arrested and detained at the Protea Glen police station:
"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."
According to Minnar, JMPD boss David Tembe was extremely upset over the incident, saying;
"There is an anti-corruption strategy in place, which will make it impossible for corrupt officers to take a bribe. Gone are the days that officers will take bribe money or cold drink money,"
Social media users took to Twitter to express both their amusement and confusion at the situation, here are just a few of the posts:
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