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Thu Jun 30 15:57:48 CAT 2016

Parkview cops accused of taking woman for four hour joy ride in quest for bribe

Times LIVE | 13 February, 2016 10:00
SAPS vehicle. File photo.
Image by: Reuben Goldberg

Parkview Police have been accused of locking up a Zimbabwean national in their police van and demanding a R200 bribe to let her go.

According to the Rosebank Killarney Gazette they drove her around for four hours, because she said she couldn't pay.

The drama started when the cops caught her walking down Rothesay Avenue without her passport (which she had left in her Yoeville home).

When she couldn't produce the passport, the police locked her in the back of their van. She had her phone with her, and then contacted her employer who demanded to speak to the officers.

The cops allegedly responded that they  “don’t speak to white people because they are cheeky”.

After a few hours of driving her around, they gave up on the R200.

Parkview police spokesman Sergeant Lloyd Ramovha told the newspaper that the station is investigating the matter.

“We applaud the victim for reporting [the matter]. This courageous act will indeed help us in getting rid of the bad elements within our ranks,” Ramovha said.

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