– Sanco lauds the arrest of alleged corrupt police officer
– Jabu called for the need for an anti-corruption shake-up to be strengthened within the force.
Sanco lauds the arrest of alleged corrupt police officer.
On Wednesday, the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) lauded the arrest of a Swellendam police sergeant on allegations of corruption, drugs trafficking and defeating the ends of justice.
It was gathered that the officer was being arrested by the Hawks anti-corruption unit in a smart operation as disclosed by Lieutenant Lloyd Ravovha, Hawks spokesperson.
According to Ramovha, the man had been on the Hawks’ radar after allegations of illegal dealings while using a marked state vehicle.
“The sergeant was reportedly arrested at the drop location while delivering 30g of tik in exchange for R1 000.”
The officer is supposed to appear in the Swellendam Magistrate’s Court in the Western Cape on Thursday.
In order to rid the police service of corrupt elements that are part of the drug trade, Jabu Mahlangu who is the spokesperson of SANCO called for the need for an anti-corruption shake-up to be strengthened within the force.
Mahalangu also called for the immediate suspension of the officer and that no bail be granted.
He stressed, “The war against crime must first be won within the police service before it can be won in communities. An onslaught to unmask officers that are a disgrace to the dignified blue uniform will restore public confidence in law enforcement.”