The SAPS and the Ekurhuleni metro police have arrested three police officials who attempted to extort R5m from Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina.
The suspects were also targeting city manager Imogen Mashazi, member of the mayoral committee (MMC) in charge of human settlements Lesiba Mpya, and other senior political figures claiming they had a dossier on them. The document was allegedly implicating Masina and others in corruption and malfeasance.
“We must commend the swift and effective response by both the SAPS and the Ekurhuleni metro police in apprehending these three corrupt police officials,” Masina stated. “I am glad that, today, the truth is finally being unveiled on a malicious and incendiary plot to distract this administration from continuing to deliver quality services to our people.”
More arrests are expected to follow.