General

Media Statement South African Police Service Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

An investigation by a Milnerton SAPS detective into an attempted murder that occurred on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton led to the arrest of three men for bribery. The detective in the case followed up on leads and identified the man who allegedly shot and wounded the victim. Three men of Somali origin arranged to meet with the officer and offered him a bribe of R20 000 for him to make the matter go away.

Recognising that the suspects offered money in return for the disappearance of the docket, the member “agreed” to the arrangement, and reported the matter to his commanders. An operation was subsequently planned and the meeting took place on 12 March 2020. At the meeting, the investigating officer was handed a cash amount of R5 000. Three suspects were thereafter arrested and are expected to appear in court once charged for bribery and one of the three is also facing an attempted murder charge.

The SAPS management praised the member for living up to his commitment to uphold the law and serve the communities with integrity

Source: South African Police Service