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Police detectives and officers in Intelligence and the Special Task Force arrested eight other police officers at the Golela border post on Tuesday.

Golela is the Swaziland border post at the south eastern corner of Swaziland and is 38km from Pongola.

The Ministry of Police said in a statement that the arrested police officers would be charged with crimes such as corruption, extortion, defeating the ends of justice as well as forgery and uttering.

These arrests, they said, were in line with what Minister Fikile Mbalula discussed recently.

“The police badge is an honour to serve not a right to be corrupt,” he said.

Mbalula said that those who were corrupt among the ranks of the police service would be dealt with.
He congratulated the team for the “sterling work” in rooting out corruption.

“This must serve as a warning to all corrupt police officers that their days are numbered.

The Mercury