Tebogo Msimanga |
The Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit on Tuesday 14 March 2023, arrested four police officers for a common robbery incident that happened last week in Motetema policing area outside Groblersdal in Sekhukhune District.
On Wednesday 08 March 2023, the four suspects were on duty using a marked Police minibus when they reportedly spotted three men withdrawing money from the ATM at the Mall in Groblersdal and apparently suspected them to be undocumented foreign nationals.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police allegedly approached them and demanded passports. “They thereafter arrested them when they failed to produce passports and put them into their motor vehicle”.
Mojapelo added that while driving along the road, the police allegedly stopped the minibus and forcefully took an R5000-00 from the complainant and gave them R60-00 to take a taxi ride home.
“The complainant managed to get assistance and immediately went to Motetema police station to report the incident. A Task Team was established to prove the incident and to locate the members responsible”.
Mojapelo said the matter was later handed over to the Provincial Anti-Corruption Team for further investigations and a warrant of arrest was subsequently issued against them.
The suspects aged between 31 and 36 will appear before the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 15 March 2023 facing charges of common robbery.