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2023/08/01      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ledwaba   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: Monday, 31 July 2023 - The Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit in Limpopo is committed to rooting out corruption at all levels following the recent arrest of a Police Officer and Petrol Attendant at Dennilton in Sekhukhune District. The petrol attendant, (25) was first to be arrested on Friday July 28,  followed by the Police Officer (46),  today, 31 July 2023. The arrest of the duo comes after a joint investigation into alleged corrupt activities. The arrest was made as part of ongoing efforts to combat corruption within the South African Police Service.

The Police Sergeant attached to Matlelerekeng Police Station was taken into custody after he handed himself to the Police. Investigations revealed that, on Sunday 24 July 2023 the Police Sergeant colluded with the petrol attendant in carrying out corrupt activities. The suspect went to the filling station to fill up petrol but instead he swiped the state fleet card in return for cash and shared some with the petrol attendant.

The  manager of the filling station realised the illegal activities and alerted the Police. The arrests were made following diligent investigation and evidence gathering. The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has applauded the efforts of this team of investigators for their professionalism and dedication of uncovering corrupt activities and tirelessly working to restore and maintain public trust.

Both suspects will appear at Mdutjana Magistrate's Court on the 1st of August 2023 facing charges of fraud.