Metro officer held for soliciting a bribe

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police officer was arrested for soliciting a bribe from a female motorist he stopped in Fourways, north of Johannesburg on Saturday morning.

"At about 03:00, the corrupt officer stopped the female driver and established that she had consumed alcohol," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"He instructed her to withdraw money from an ATM. She withdrew R90 and then went to complain at the Douglasdale police, who photographed the cash and watched her from a distance handing it over to the officer."

Minnaar said the 43-year-old man was immediately arrested. He is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of corruption.

The internal affairs of the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) has also launched an investigation.

Minnaar said people should call the JMPD corruption hotline if they get pulled over and asked for a bribe by officers.

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Jack Thomas 2014-08-09 09:13:13 PM
Good for the other 300000 corrupt officers!
Ryan Donald 2014-08-09 09:18:40 PM
Yes good
Bonginkosi Reuben Mabunda 2014-08-09 09:18:42 PM
she is lucky, shud hv been arrested 4 drunken driving, pity 4 de officer`s kids...R90 cnt pay 4 a 1 day meal
Laviva Ka Maviva 2014-08-09 09:26:17 PM
He lost thousands worths of salary for R90 !! Useless man!
MQ Ngcobo 2014-08-09 09:27:48 PM
...,Jack, did you mean 10000000000??? hahahahaha, they're all corrupt man
Lindokuhle Mhlongo 2014-08-09 09:31:04 PM
it was a spot fine, not a bribe.
Jimmy Harold Fienies 2014-08-09 09:34:58 PM
If the police did'nt arrested her for drunken driving, they(the police) should be charged for defeating the end of justice? Am i correct? Please tell me.
Willie Olivier 2014-08-09 09:36:15 PM
This police man will get scott free and ger a promotion! And the poor victim eill get terrorise till the end if days! That's how it's done now days!
Juan Pieterse 2014-08-09 09:47:39 PM
So...........what's the corruption hotline number? Dumb reporter!
Hauke Liefferink 2014-08-09 10:33:01 PM
Everytime I get stopped they try for a bribe. Fire them all!