CORRUPT COPS: COURTS CRACK DOWN
The High Court recently confirmed sentences of 15 years' imprisonment imposed on each of two police officers convicted of corruption involving a R2,000 bribe.
The officers, trapped by the police anti-corruption unit after the complainant reported the matter to them, were, held the Court, "in a position of trust, which they violated". Police corruption, the Court said, "……...is a prevailing problem in our society and the courts are obliged to protect society against this threat to our democracy."
There's a clear message there for corrupt officials. And it's a hopeful one for their victims - us, the public.
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