File: Police officers taking part in an operation. AFP/Marco Longari
JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested several of their colleagues accused of breaking the law.
So far, up to 89 police officers are behind bars for alleged corruption during the national lockdown.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says all implicated officers must be axed from the service if they are found guilty.
"Simply put, nobody will escape the law. It doesn't matter who you are, whether you are a councilor, whether you are a minister of state or police officer, if you contradicted these laws then you will be arrested and the law will take its course", said Cele.
Cele addressed police officers in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Wednesday and urged people to stop taking advantage of the system.
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