National police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has told the Social Justice Coalition that provincial SAPS management will investigate allegations that a coalition activist has been arrested on a kidnapping charge that has been trumped up. File photo: Boxer Ngwenya
National police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has told the Social Justice Coalition that provincial SAPS management will investigate allegations that a coalition activist has been arrested on a kidnapping charge that has been trumped up. File photo: Boxer Ngwenya

SAPS launches anti-corruption unit

By SAPA Time of article published Jul 11, 2013

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Johannesburg - The police launched an anti-corruption unit on Thursday to fight fraud and corruption in the service.

It would start operating during the current financial year, national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega said in a statement.

“If we are to successfully fight crime in the country, we must first get our house in order. We will therefore not shy away from taking action against our own,” Phiyega said.

Between June last year and June this year, 525 police officers were dismissed for crimes including corruption and fraud. - Sapa

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