Metro cop nailed by undercover agent for taking a bribe

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The City of Johannesburg Public Safety Department (JPSD), welcomed the court ruling in the matter involving one of its JMPD officers taking a bribe.

Yesterday (5 October) JMPD officer Nkgoape Lydia Matsapola was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment or a fine of R5 000 for accepting a R100 bribe.

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The 41-year-old Matsapola was found guilty of corruption for having accepted a bribe and failing to charge an undercover agent of the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit for driving without a valid licence disc. This incident occurred during a sting operation on 27 March 2016. She also received a five-year suspended sentence, on condition that she is not found guilty of a similar offence in future. In addition, the court found her unfit to carry a firearm. The case was heard in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court.

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JMPD will not tolerate any form of bribery and corruption. Members of the public are encouraged to report corruption on the JMPD anti-corruption hot line 0800 203 712, said JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar.

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