Africa

Police corruption on south african roads

Police corruption in south africa roads

On the second day of our three week road trip in South Africa, we decided to travel to Kruger via the Panorama Route which is in the greater Kruger area. It is a quiet area as we travelled between God’s Window and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, when suddenly we see a man in uniform jump out onto the road with a handmade cardboard sign saying ‘Stop’. My first reaction is that we are getting car jacked, but my calm husband stops as there really isn’t option other than to run the man over. Amongst my initial panic I also notice a ‘proper’ police car parked in the bushes on the side of the road so I am thinking it probably isn’t going to unfold as badly as I’m expecting. The officer walks up to the driver side and says to my husband “why are you going so fast suh?” “I…