The SA Police has made it clear that no law defaulter is safe irrespective of who they are. They went ahead to say they will not hesitate to take necessary actions against their own (rogue cops), if they act against the law.
This declaration by the police came after two rogue cops based at the Nyanga Police Station were placed under arrest in connection with a house robbery in Retreat last year.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said both officers were apprehended yesterday indicating the Saps will not spare even their own in the struggle to fight crime in the society.
“The arrest is an indication that the Saps management is committed in fighting crime and even our own members won’t be spared, if they are involved in any criminal activities.”
The officers are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court by tomorrow.
Another similar example is the arrest of a traffic officer for alleged drunk driving.
The arrest was done during a weekend when traffic officers who were on duty at a roadblock spotted the man on high-speed and without his headlights on. The officers tried to pull him over but to no avail. The officers then embarked on a hot pursuit when the man refused to stop and eventually forced him to a stop.
Further investigation into the matter revealed that the man was driving at such speed under the influence of alcohol.
Again, Two rogue cops appeared in a court in Cape Town in March for allegedly demanding money for the release of an arrested drunk driving suspect.
The cops, Mzoxolo Toto, 32, and Khululekani Mndlunya, 34, both of the Nyanga police station, were charged with extortion, corruption and assault.
The duo appeared before a magistrate at the Bellville Specialized Commercial Crime Court, where magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, adjourned the case and warned them to appear in court again on April 7. Read more here