Provincial Commissioner welcomes arrest of a police officer

GQEBERHA – Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has strongly condemned the unethical and corrupt behaviour of a police Warrant Officer from SAPS New Brighton who was arrested yesterday, 27 November 2022.
It is alleged that on Friday, 25 November 2022, the Warrant Officer approached a Detective Sergeant and offered him money in exchange for a murder docket that is currently under investigation. The detective reported the alleged corruption and on Sunday, 27 November 2022, the Warrant Officer (57) was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit.
He appeared in the New Brighton magistrate court on Monday, 28 November 2022 and he is remanded in custody until 5 December 2022 for a formal bail application.
Lt Gen Mene has reiterated that unscrupulous and dishonest actions by SAPS members has serious impact on tarnishing the image of the South African Police Services. “We have repeatedly mentioned that police officers are not above the law and we are determined to root out corruption wherever and whenever it manifests. These corrupt officers who choose to ignore the SAPS Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics will be arrested and brought to justice. There is no room for corrupt police officers in this organisation and we will intensify our intelligence-led operations to ensure all police officers with criminal mindsets are removed from the Service,” warned Lt Gen Mene.

Source: South African Police Service