Five cops, taxi driver in court af­ter truck looted fol­low­ing ac­ci­dent

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

HAWKS na­tional head Lieu­tenant-Gen­eral God­frey Le­beya “strongly con­demned” the ar­rest of five po­lice of­fi­cers from the Bea­con Bay Po­lice sta­tion in Eastern Cape for al­leged fraud and cor­rup­tion af­ter stolen goods were re­cov­ered from po­lice quar­ters.

The five po­lice of­fi­cers, to­gether with a sixth ac­com­plice, a taxi driver, al­legedly con­spired and looted a truck in­volved in an ac­ci­dent be­tween East Lon­don and Ma­clean­town on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

“We will con­tinue to con­front any form of cor­rup­tion and crim­i­nal­ity in the SAPS pre­cisely be­cause we are of the firm be­lief that both forms of crim­i­nal be­hav­iour have no place in our ex­is­tence,” said Le­beya.

“The SAPS has al­ways adopted a zero-tol­er­ance at­ti­tude to­wards cor­rup­tion and we will leave no stone un­turned in en­sur­ing a cor­rupt-free ser­vice that seeks to pro­vide an ef­fi­cient and qual­ity ser­vice to all our com­mu­ni­ties.”

All six sus­pects ap­peared in the East Lon­don Mag­is­trate’s Court on Thurs­day. – African News Agency (ANA)

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