Are Cape cops colluding with extortionists? Murder points to it

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Are Cape cops colluding with extortionists? Murder points to it

A shopkeeper was killed after numerous attempts to report a case at the police station but with no follow-up

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Several police officers are under investigation for alleged involvement in township extortion rackets in the Western Cape.

Disciplinary action is under way against two officers, said Western Cape police spokesperson Brig Novella Potelwa, adding: “Investigations into the extortion phenomenon also focus on the internal SAPS environment.”

She said those inquiries had resulted in the arrest last November of a 26-year-old Stellenbosch police officer charged with murder and extortion after a Somali shopkeeper was killed for allegedly failing to pay protection money...

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