Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

handcuffsIOL News reports that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has arrested a Bronkhorspruit Detective Services police officer who allegedly pocketed R500 that was meant as part of the bail money of a suspect who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The incident happened on 6 April. Ipid spokesperson Phaladi Shuping explained further: “It is alleged that the police sergeant attached to Bronkhorspruit Detective Services, was working night shift on Saturday, 06 April 2024, when, during the performance of his duties, he escorted a suspect in a driving under the influence of alcohol case, to the bank, at around 3am, to withdraw money for bail. The suspect withdrew R1,000 and gave it to the police sergeant as payment of bail. The police sergeant allegedly wrote R500 as the amount paid for bail, instead of R1,000.” The matter was reported to the police watchdog for investigation and a case of corruption against the police sergeant was opened. The 43-year-old police officer is expected to appear in the Bronkhorspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sihle Mlambo at IOL News


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page