We asked our readers if law enforcement officials should be jailed for accepting bribes after a traffic cop received six years behind bars for accepting a R200 'cold drink.' We were met with mixed reactions and decided to take a look at some of the comments.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Rodney Ramusia, a former traffic officer, had been barking up the wrong tree when he had unknowingly accepted a R200 bribe from members of the Hawks.
A few months later, the 29-year-old has been slapped with a six-year sentence behind bars, with no option of a fine.
We decided to ask our readers if police/traffic officers who accept bribes, even if they are small, should be sentenced to prison and were overwhelmed with the response.
Our readers were left divided over the matter and we took a look at some of the reactions.
Boitumelo Sebape commented: "I think it's over kill, they should be dismissed and lose their pension. Plus never be allowed to work for government again."
Sheila Swart added: "They are supposed to uphold the law not break it. Jail them..."
Boiki Theko wrote: "They must start with prominent figures first and leave this poor officials alone they are earning little."
Fulufhelo Mavhungu said: "They must be given warning, we are all surviving. The economy is poor, so either those officials or drivers, both are barely getting by, given their financial struggles."
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