Management of police in Gauteng has noted with concern, acts of corruption that have cropped up in the Province during the South African Police Service national recruitment drive that is currently underway.
In line with the SAPS Anti Corruption Strategy launched in 2018, the provincial Anti-Corruption Investigating Unit on Monday, 14 October 2019 arrested a 39 year old Constable from Florida on charges of corruption and fraud after he was caught selling application forms to aspirant trainees at a cost of R3000 per application.
Two days later, the ACIU arrested a 25 year old man from Freedom Park, Soweto after management at the Provincial Head Office were made aware of an applicant who came into the SAPS offices and offered, voluntarily, to pay an official R3000 in exchange for securing a spot on the list of successful applicants.
The South African Police Service has a zero tolerance approach to corruption in all forms. The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Corporate Services in Gauteng, Major General Patricia Rampota condemned the acts of criminality and emphasised that, “one of the qualities we require from prospective trainees, is integrity. As adamant as we are about rooting out corrupt elements from within our ranks, we will equally not allow or exonerate anyone who employs corrupt means to get into the SAPS.”
The SAPS wishes to remind all aspiring trainees that the closing date for applications has been extended to 31 October 2019.
No payment is required at any stage of the application process.
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