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End October
Law for sale report, exposing JMPD corruption, commissioned. The writer is David Bruce.
26 January
Corruption Watch (CW) launched
23 April
CW kicks off its “No more tjo-tjo” campaign and releases the report and a “know your rights” card for road users.
23 April
The City of Joburg issues press release welcoming CW’s report and commits to fighting corruption.
26 April
JMPD arrests a cop for soliciting a R1 000 bribe from a motorist. CW commends this, but says a practical anti-corruption plan is still needed.
29 April
Cellphone video shows Ivory Park hawkers being beaten by JMPD cops. CW strongly condemns it. JMPD launches probe into attack.
5 May
Cops implicated in attack still on duty.
28 May
Cops implicated identified and taken off streets. They now do office work in the JMPD building in Loveday Street.
29 June
CW makes the City of Joburg the zero of the week for failing to respond adequately to the report and its recommendations. The City responds and says they will soon announce a plan.
27 July
CW meets with top officials from the City to advocate for stronger action against corruption.
28 August
City of Joburg announces that an antic-corruption strategy has been drafted. It will be presented to the mayoral committee before going public.
6 September
JMPD cops exposed for taking bribes from CBD hawkers, who say if they don’t pay the bribes, their goods are confiscated. CW footage aired on Soweto TV.
10 October
The Star publishes an article about the JMPD using CW’s report to do their internal training.
24 October
Official launch of the City of Joburg’s anti-corruption strategy.