Following an investigation into allegations of alleged corruption by police officials in Worcester, detectives from the Western Cape Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit arrested two Warrant Officers aged 45 and 48 and two Sergeants aged 43 and 53 on Monday, 6 July 2020 at about 10:05 at Worcester SAPS.
It is alleged that the members took money from several shopkeepers in the Worcester area between 4 June 2020 and 21 June 2020 to avoid being arrested for selling cigarettes during Lockdown. The members were identified and linked to the incidents by means of witness statements, video footage, duty registers and automatic vehicle location reports.
These dockets were brought before the Director of Public Prosecutions who decided to prosecute the members on charges of corruption.
They were detained at Worcester SAPS and are due to appear in Worcester Magistrates’ Court today on the mentioned charges.
SAPS management remain committed in uprooting all forms of corruption.
Source: South African Police Service