“Port Elizabeth Organised Crimes Unit arrested two Mount Road South African Police Service (SAPS) members on Wednesday morning, after an instruction was issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions,” said EC police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci.
The two officers, 42-year-old Sergeant Mzwandile Mventshana and 36-year-old Constable Khayalethu Hlamvana had allegedly asked for bribe from a motorist.
“It is alleged that on December 30 2014, the two members were driving in a marked police vehicle, stopped a motor vehicle, and accused the driver of driving under the influence of alcohol,” said Soci.
The officers had allegedly proceeded to demand R150.00 in return for them not laying a charge against him.
The suspects appeared in a local court on two counts of corruption.
“The case was remanded for 29 April 2015 for legal representation. The suspects are out on warning,” said Soci.