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SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit continues to swoop on its targets

ZWELITSHA - In its endeavours to clean the Province of corruption wherever it rears its head, the South African Police Service Anti-Corruption Unit this weekend once again pounced on one of its targets who works at the Traffic Department in Port St Johns.

The arrest of the suspect follows after inspection was conducted in his office in Port St Johns, during which some irregularities were identified and some documents confiscated. According to the information, the suspect aged 36, immediately followed up with a call to arrange that the inspector meet him in one of the Petrol Stations in King Williams Town.

Having been allowed by the inspector who had already alerted the police of this particular arrangement, the suspect arrived on Friday evening the 27 May 2022 at the petrol station to pay bribery to the inspector so that the files could be destroyed and the matter not reported to the authorities. After delivering the money, a sum of R10 000-00 in the vehicle of the inspector, the police arrived and immediately arrested him for corruption after he had bribed the inspector.

Expressing her satisfaction with the work done by the Anti-Corruption Unit, the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene said, “the wheel of anti-corruption has begun to grind and those who continue to disregard our warnings will not escape being crushed by it.”

He was then taken to police custody pending his appearance in King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Monday the 30th May 2022 on charges related to corruption.

Source: South African Police Service

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