Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. File photo

RUSTENBURG - Fourteen South African police officers have been arrested for corruption along the Mozambican border, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday in Emanguzi in KwaZulu-Natal.

"We arrested 14 police officers who were suspects in criminal activity and corruption along the border... we brought in a new a police force into this place."

Mbalula visited Emanguzi earlier this month following protests by the community due to cross-border crimes. After he listened to the people during the visit, he made an undertaking to go back with a comprehensive strategy to deal with matters raised.

He said a fence would be erected alongside the border to make it difficult for criminals to cross into Mozambique with vehicles.

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African News Agency/ANA