On 11th July, Transparency International published an article saying that in South Africa police corruption leaves the public exposed to high rates of crime, and causes distrust of the police service while allowing crime to flourish. It refers to a report published by Corruption Watch in June that paints a grim picture of corruption within the South African police and metro police services – analysing the 1,440 reports received to date that point to police corruption, the organisation noted that the top 3 types of corruption experienced by whistleblowers are bribery (33%), abuse of power (23%), and failure to act (18%). Another survey is said to have found that 19% of South African respondents had paid a bribe to a police officer, whether just once, occasionally, or often.
The June report is at –
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