12 corrupt police officers dismissed in the province

The KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa welcomed the dismissal of 12 corrupt police officers, who were working at border posts in parts of KZN.

“These police officers were dismissed following an internal investigation into corrupt activities at the respective border posts. They were arrested earlier this year and following an intensive internal investigation by the SAPS, they were dismissed from the South African Police Service,” he said.

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Maj Gen Langa also commended the role played by the community for raising the alarm and reporting these corrupt police officers. “We want to reassure the public that we remain committed to dealing with corrupt police officers decisively,” he added.

The president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, visited one of the areas to listen to the concerns of the community with regards to crime.

The president and his delegation made observations after listening to the community and instructed police management for increased and focused crime fighting efforts in the area as well as at the greater northern border posts.

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A project co-ordinated by the office of the acting national commissioner and acting provincial commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, was established to deal with the challenges identified.

The project yielded positive results as a number of arrests were made and stolen vehicles were also recovered. It also emerged during these operations that some police officers at border post were corrupt, which resulted in a undercover operation being instituted. These 12 officers were nabbed for corruption and were charged criminally and internally.

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