SAPS anti-corruption strategy busts officers in CIT robberies

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National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole says the South African Police Services’ (SAPS) internal anti-corruption strategy has managed to expose more than 50 officers involved in cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies.

He was speaking at a media briefing in Pretoria on recent police action against criminals.

Police Minister Bheki Cele earlier revealed a decrease in cash-in-transit robberies.

Sitole says police members who get involved in criminal activities don’t have a place in the police service.

“The anti-corruption strategy was specifically launched to eradicate all those contaminated elements within the police who are working together with criminals. The anti-corruption strategy deals with both criminals departmentally but it also has an ethics committee that works with the ethical conduct of the police. Then within the police environment, we’ve got the counter- intelligence that is specifically also looking at the members who are contaminated. There is quite a lot that we are arresting,” says Sitole.

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