Corrupt cops face dismissal
Written by Keshia Jansen on November 13, 2017
12 Police officers understood to be engaging in “corrupt activities” in KwaZulu-Natal have been dismissed.
The officers had been working at border posts in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
In a statement by the South African Police Service, the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, has said: “These police officers were dismissed following an internal investigation into corrupt activities at the Kosi Bay and Golela Border Posts. They were arrested earlier this year and following an intensive internal investigation by the SAPS, they were dismissed from the South African Police Service on 10 November 2017.”
It is understood that members of the Umkhanyakude community had alerted police of possible corruption.
The statement maintains that President Jacob Zuma had visited various establishments in the area to listen to the residents’ concerns but also to observe the situation himself.
Zuma instructed police to implement stricter crime fighting efforts.
According to the statement, “A project coordinated by the Office of the Acting National Commissioner and Acting Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, was established to deal with the challenges identified. The project yielded positive results as a number of arrests were made and stolen vehicles were also recovered.”
During these operations it was revealed that there had been corrupt police officers working at the border posts.
This prompted an internal investigation.
The 12 officers were then nabbed for corruption and criminally charged.