Police launch anti-corruption unit

1Riah Phiyega Police launch anti corruption unit

The police launched an anti-corruption unit to fight fraud and corruption in the service.

It would start operating during the current financial year, national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega said yesterday in a statement.

“If we are to successfully fight crime in the country, we must first get our house in order. We will therefore not shy away from taking action against our own,” Phiyega said.

Between June last year and June this year, 525 police officers were dismissed for crimes including corruption and fraud.

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