Corruption in the police has been a problem troubling the country to a great length. Most police officers engage in questionable activities instead of fighting crimes and protecting lives and properties.
Two police officers have been nabbed.
There arrested for corruption and defeating the ends of justice.
The policemen allegedly asked an elderly woman to pay them R500 to avoid arrest for being in possession of counterfeit clothing.
Aged 33 and 40‚ from Mtubatuba in northern KwaZulu-Natal‚ will appear in court on Monday.
The two cops stopped a bus at Zamimpilo area along the N2 freeway near Mtubatuba on Saturday.
The bus was en route from Manguzi to Durban and when they searched it counterfeit clothing were found on an elderly woman. The two policemen allegedly asked the woman to pay them R500 to not arrest her.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said the woman allegedly paid the cops R200 as she did not have enough cash. She was therefore not arrested and the policemen left without confiscating the counterfeit clothing.
People who witnessed the incident reported the matter to the police who responded swiftly and arrested their two colleagues.