ZWELITSHA - Two SAPS members are to face disciplinary action after they were arrested on Thursday the 26 May 2022 on R58 road between Aliwal North and Lady Grey for drunkenness at approximately 20km from Lady grey.
The arrests followed after the members were reportedly involved in drunken driving which is presumed to have caused an accident at a stop and go. It is alleged that the officers failed to stop and as a result, they almost run over two female personnel working at the road construction works in that area.
On arrival at the scene, police immediately arrested one Constable aged 31 for Reckless and Negligent driving with a state vehicle and both of them including the Warrant Officer aged 56 for being under the influence of liquor whilst on duty. The officers are stationed at Maletswai Police Station.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene wishes to thank the members of the public for their courage to report the unprofessional conduct of the SAPS members. "The conduct of these members goes against the spirit and letter of the SAPS Code of Conduct and is furthermore injurious to the image of the SAPS. Therefore, it cannot be forgiven. "The members concerned must deal with the consequences of their actions" said Lieutenant General Mene.
Source: South African Police Service