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sapsNews24 reports that Free State police have arrested a SA Police Service (SAPS) sergeant for alleged corruption.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Mahlomola Kareli said the officer allegedly solicited payments from a client who applied to have his criminal record expunged. The client made the standard payments of R80 and R170, for which he received receipts. Kareli said the officer allegedly demanded two separate payments of R300, which were not recorded in the SAPS system, raising suspicion that the officer's conduct was illegal. An investigation by the police's anti-corruption unit's led to the officer's arrest. He will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. "The public is urged to ensure that they receive an invoice, clearly stating the amount paid for services from the finance office. Know that, if you make a payment to any official and you do not receive an official invoice, you might have fallen prey to corruption," Kareli cautioned.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24


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