Johannesburg - A metro police officer has been arrested for accepting a bribe along Main Road, metro police say.
Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the officer was caught "red handed" accepting a R50.00 bribe from a taxi driver on Monday.
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Both men were arrested.
The JMPD's internal affairs unit stopped "because the officer and the taxi driver displayed suspicious behaviour".
Minnaar said the bribe was so the officer would not issue a discontinuation notice as the taxi was unroadworthy.
"It was discovered that the taxi had a defective handbrake as well as a steering mechanism. The driver seat and front doors were also defective."
The men appeared in the Booysens Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and the case was postponed to a later date.