Cape Town police officer arrested for corruption

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

A 32-year-old police sergeant appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption on Thursday.

The police officer was allegedly investigating a case involving two suspects, said police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana. But, there was no evidence linking the two to the crime and they should have been released without charge, she said.

Instead, the sergeant allegedly demanded R4000 from them saying it was bail money. The SAPS (South African Police Service) Anti-Corruption Unit arrested the sergeant at about 7.30am on Thursday morning and he appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

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