Two suspects, aged 32 and 27, are due to appear tomorrow, Tuesday, 07 July 2020, at the Lydenburg Magistrate’s Court facing charges of possession of dagga, reckless and negligent driving as well as bribery.
According to information available, the suspects were stopped by the Lydenburg K9 Unit today but they ignored them and recklessly drove away.
However, their action was short lived when the resilient members persuaded and cornered them on the road towards Mashishing Township.
The Lydenburg K9 Unit searched the suspects’ vehicle and discovered compressed dagga to an estimated value of approximately R70 000.
The suspects tried to bribe the police with an amount of R5000 but did not succeed as the members refused the graft, instead, they added an extra charge against the suspects.
The police did not hesitate to also charge the suspects for driving recklessly ignoring all the intersection lights they crossed.
The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has lauded the members for refusing to be bribed.
He indicated that such members are ambassadors of change to strengthen trust between police and the community.
“These members have shown the suspects and the community that it is not a lawful exercise to bribe police,” said General Zuma.