South Africa Arrests 600 Police Officers For Corruption

Johannesburg – More than 600 South African Police Officers were arrested in South Africa’s Gauteng province since April 2011, the provincial police commissioner has said.

Lt Gen. Mzwandile Petross told newsmen in Pretoria on Wednesday that many of the arrests were attributed to tip-offs from members of the community.

“If there is one thing the people of this province are sick of, it’s corruption in the police.

“It’s good news that 600 police have been arrested because the communities are working-in-glove with the people you trust,’’ Petross said.

He said the South Africa Police Service (SAPS), was not shy to investigate and arrest those within its ranks who could not be trusted.

Petross said that there were also concerns about criminals operating in private security companies.

“I shudder to think how many who don’t take the police oath are involved in crime,’’ he said.

He said the majority of crimes committed by police officers related to fraud and corruption. (NAN)

  1. Angelo Reply

    I’m all for that idea. Police can’t carry a gun unless they are iseusd a carry permit under the same rules that non-police can be iseusd one. And at the end of a year the statistics are plotted. If the ratio of civilians who applied and were granted carry permits is lower then the ratio of police who applied and were granted carry permits, the police permits are taken away starting with the highest ranks and moving downward until the ratios are in balance, heh, heh, heh.

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