Eight police officers bust for alleged corruption in KZN
Eight allegedly corrupt police officers – including two female officers - were arrested at the Golela Port of Entry on th e Swiziland border in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday‚ the police ministry announced.
It said the officers would be charged with crimes such as corruption‚ extortion‚ defeating the ends of justice as well as forgery and uttering.
“These arrests are in line with what Minister Fikile Mbalula said‚ that we will get rid of corrupt elements within our ranks‚” the ministry said in a statement‚ quoting Mbalulu as saying: “The police badge is an honour to serve‚ not a right to be corrupt.”
Minister Fikile Mbalula wants to reiterate that those who are corrupt among the ranks of the Police Service will be dealt with. He wants to congratulate this team for the sterling work in rooting out corruption. This must serve as the warning to all corrupt police officers that their days are numbered‚ the statement read.