10,000+ South African Cops In Jail

South Africa National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele

South Africa National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele

Speaking at the funerals of two police officers killed in the line of duty, South African National police commissioner General Bheki Cele announced Tuesday that more than 10,000 cops are sitting in the country’s jails.

Cele did not say how many crooked cops were already sentenced or awaiting trial, but he did single out Mpumalanga province as being especially rotten.

“This province is horrible when it comes to corrupt police officers,” Cele said.  “Members of the organized crime unit in this province fight each other because they want to steal exhibits for themselves.”

“One day you arrest people with 13 bags of dagga, the next day you find only three,” said Cele.

The Independent Complaints Directorate said a complete statistic on crooked South African cops would be released in September.

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