Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
30 May 2022
8:00 am

EMPD ‘corrupt, short of funds’

Hein Kaiser

Officer claims half patrol vehicles are in disrepair – department denies it.

An Ekurhuleni Metro police car outside the Boksburg vehicle pound, 27 May 2022. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) deny the serious allegations of an officer who says the department may be on the verge of collapse. The officer said corruption in the department was rife and alleged that it might also only have enough money to fuel its vehicles until the end of this month. In addition, the officer alleged that half the department’s patrol vehicles were in disrepair and cops must pay from their own pockets to equip themselves. The officer also claimed the level of corruption in the EMPD was untenable and cited an example: “Sometimes trucks are simply stopped...