Police Officer Arrested After Being Found Drunk In A Vehicle He Took From Gauteng To Limpopo
The Gauteng South African Police Service (SAPS) provincial management was left red-faced after a police officer stationed in the province was arrested for abusing state resources without authority. In another province, he was discovered drunk inside a police vehicle.
On 3 July 2022, a police officer from the Alexandra Police Station was discovered drunk inside a marked state vehicle in Limpopo. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the member utilised the station’s vehicle without authority to travel to another province,” said SAPS spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello.
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The 36-year-old police officer, a Sergeant, was apprehended in Masemola, Limpopo. He is charged with operating a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner, and a departmental case has been opened against him for further investigation.
The incident was strongly condemned by the Gauteng SAPS management. “No member of the Service will be allowed to misuse or abuse State resources which are meant to serve the public,” said Sello.
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The public is encouraged to report any misuse of state resources or police misconduct to any police station or the Gauteng Complaints Service Centre at 082-442-2000 or the National Service Complaints Centre at 0800-333-177.
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