Two Police officers bust for lending their van to taxi boss

Two police officers in the Western Cape are facing disciplinary action after allegedly allowing a member of the public to use a police vehicle.

An internal investigation is currently underway to determine the officers’ conduct.

The constables, who were stationed at the Nyanga police station, are accused of permitting a taxi boss to make unauthorized use of a state vehicle.

The incident was reportedly captured on video and shared on social media earlier this year.

Police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa stated that the incident is believed to have occurred in the Ocean View area.

Following an investigation into illicit activities involving the taxi boss, the two constables were arrested on Tuesday night.

They are now facing charges under sections 56 and 59 of the Police Act.

The two constables appeared in court on Wednesday, and their case has been postponed until January 2024.

Western Cape police commissioner, Lt-Gen Thembisile Patekile, has expressed his commitment to removing officers who violate the law and departmental regulations from the force.

This incident raises concerns about the integrity and professionalism of the police force.

Allowing a member of the public to use a police vehicle without authorization is a serious breach of protocol and undermines public trust in law enforcement.

It is essential that officers uphold the highest standards of conduct and adhere to the rules and regulations that govern their profession.

The officers are expected to appear in court soon.

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