Wed Nov 26 22:10:17 SAST 2014

Cops captured on film - 2 face bribery and sex charges

May 12, 2013 | BOITUMELO TLHOAELE |

Two police officers who were caught on video, one taking a bribe and the other performing a sexual act, have been suspended and face criminal charges.

Two police officers who were caught on video, one taking a bribe and the other performing a sexual act, have been suspended and face criminal charges.

Gauteng police provincial head Brigadier Neville Malila said the two officers, whose names have not been released and are both stationed at Boksburg police station, face separate charges of corruption and public indecency.

The charges follow an incriminating video showing the two officers pulling up at a parking lot at East Rand Mall, Boksburg, followed by a BMW last Saturday at 3am.

The video, which Malila says he received from Beeld, shows the policewoman coming out of the BMW together with the motorist and her colleague.

The motorist is then seen walking to an ATM with the policeman, withdrawing money and handing it to the officer.

On returning from the ATM, the policeman drives out of the parking lot while his colleague remains. She is then seen talking to the motorist before performing a sexual act on him.

The motorist is seen handing money over to her and she runs back to their police vehicle.

In a statement released by the South African Police Service, Malila strongly condemns the actions.

The statements reads in part: "There is no space for corrupt police officials in the service and they will be arrested without hesitation ...if you are corrupt, leave the service or you will be arrested ..."

Malila says an investigation is already under way.

The police officer has served in the SAPS as a sergeant and the police woman as a constable. They have served in the department for 15 years and three years respectively.

Malila says since 2010 there have been more than 990 officers arrested for corruption and other crimes. He says 469 officers were dismissed - 109 were for corruption.

Malila also urges communities to report on cases of corruption and not be afraid.

"We urge communities to report any corruption and corruption-related activities in order for us to rid the service of this minority."

tlhoaeleb@sundayworld.co.za

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