An infuriated Bijan Rahmatzadeh said he had appointed a company to repave his yard by replacing the old bricks in front of his driveway gate.
“A JMPD officer stopped in front of my door and demanded a permit from the man in charge of the paving and also told him that if he could not produce the permit, they should pay him R500 cash or he would take some of the bricks away.”
Rahmatzadeh was then called. “I arrived at my house and was shocked to hear that a permit is required to replace old paving in front of my house. I asked the officer if any of the many other neighbours who had repaved had permits to do so.
“The aggressive officer had nothing to answer. I then asked him why he had asked for a bribe from the headman of the paving team, but he denied doing so.