Article by Khanyi Moshia
Twelve police officers from Namahadi Police Station in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State have been arrested for alleged corruption and contravening with the National Disaster management’s lockdown regulations.
In a statement released by the SAPS, five of the police officers including a reservist have been arrested for allegedly drinking at a local tarven.
Six officers from the Silverton and Brooklyn Police Stations in Pretoria we’re arrested on Saturday after the Mpumalanga Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit received a tip-off that officers had stolen over R30 000 in cash, from people who were passing in a roadblock.
In a separate incident, a police officer violated the lockdown regulations by having a gathering at the police barracks in Soshanguve.
Police Spokesperson, Vish Naidoo said the police officers will face criminal charges and internal investigations will follow.