- Two officers were applauded for turning down a R42 000 bribe from a suspect
- The officers arrested a man for impersonating a security officer before he attempted to bribe them
- The man was then charged with bribery as well
South Africa applauded the honesty of two SAPS officers in Mpumalanga for arresting a suspect and turning down a bribe of R42 000, setting a good example for all police officers and officials.
Mpumalanga police commissioner, Lt-Gen Mondli Zuma, commended the officers, who had been conducting a routine patrol when the incident occurred.
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Constables Vuyi Mqhwathi and Mandla Khumalo were patrolling near a mine and saw a suspicious bakkie parked outside the gate. The white Toyota had no registration plates so the officers approached the man sitting inside, Briefly.co.za found.
The driver claimed he was with a security company and was inspecting the site. When the officers checked up on the man’s story, they found that the man did not work for the company and decided to take him to the station.
On the way, the suspect then offered them R2 000 and later added R40 000 to the offer, which the officers once again refused, found Daily Sun.
In addition to charges of impersonating a security officer, the man is now being charged with bribery.
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