The Centurion West Residents Association (CWRA) has appealed to motorists to immediately report metro police officers who solicit bribes and “do not to pay any bribes.”
The warning comes after two TMPD officers, using a private car, were spotted last week, stopping motorists in Wierda Road, Centurion, and allegedly soliciting bribes.
They were also seen on previous occasions.
“After we reported the matter to anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee, he immediately asked Tshwane’s Conmunity Safety MMC Grandi Theunissen, to mobilize a team and investigate.
Abramjee spotted the two cops on Wierda Road and kept surveillance. The men then drove off in a private VW Polo before the investigative team could arrive.
The officers were tracked down a short while later.
An internal investigation has since been launched.
Theunissen says the officers were not supposed to be using private vehicles and action will be taken.
The CWRA appeals to motorists to come forward if and when an officer solicits a bribe. And DO NOT pay bribes. Open charges immediately at a police station and ensure you get the time and registration number of the vehicle/s.