News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Gauteng | Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane | Tshepiso Solly Msimanga
20 May 2018, Tshwane: Two TMPD Officers were arrested after they received a R1000 bribe via e-wallet.
However this wasn't enough for the two officers and they went to meet with the truck owner at Mcdonalds in Sunnyside to received another R2000.
According to Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Tshepiso Solly Msimanga, the officers arrived at the meeting place to find that the truck owner wasn't alone, he came with members of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). The two are now arrested.
In another incident, arrests were made by Metro Police K9, Equestrian, SWAT and Tracker members after reports were received of a stolen Ford Ranger that was heading towards Ekurhuleni.
We have two kinds of police in our system, those that are good and obviously the bad - Solly Msimanga
The Ford Ranger was dropped at Saint Georges Hotel and the suspects fled in a white Audi. A chase pursuit ending in a shooting in Rigel road, Pretoria.
Three suspects were arrested. It was discovered that the Audi was fitted with false numberplates and that the vehicle was hi-jacked in Sunnyside, February 2018.
Further investigation lead to the discovery of 10 sets of number plates, computer boxes with keys to override vehicles such as VW Polos, Toyota Hilux and Ford Rangers.
The scene was taken over by LCRC and Intelligence. The three suspects was from Katlehong, Mamelodi and Soweto.
Audi has been linked with numerous thefts and robberies throughout Gauteng.
"We salute our men and women in uniform, who are serving the citizens well. We must continue to praise, acknowledge and encourage those that are doing well, while also ensuring that rid our force of all those that give our men and women in uniform a bad name", says Solly Msimanga.