A female and male City of Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD), officers were served with summons on Monday to appear in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on 11 November this year.
The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation arose from allegations on 22 September 2021. It was reported that a motorist had parked a vehicle along Andries Street in Pretoria Central Business District (CBD).
Upon her return to the vehicle she noticed the TMPD truck towing the said vehicle.
The complainant went to the pound at Madiba Street. She met with the same officers who apparently told her to bring R1200-00 in cash after 17:00, when their commander has knocked off in order to get her vehicle.
The motorist alerted the Hawks’ about her experience.
The payment was consequently made later that day, no arrests were effected as the operation was not authorised by the court in time.
However the investigation continued until it was finalised and the case docket handed over to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for a decision that has resulted in the pair being summoned.