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JMPD urges BBC commentators 'forced to pay bribe' to report crime

Four journalists were allegedly threatened by a JMPD officer because the driver failed to produce a licence.

Four BBC cricket commentators were allegedly forced to pay a bribe to a traffic officer. Picture: Screengrab of Instagram post.
Bribery,bribery and corruption
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JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says four BBC cricket commentators allegedly forced to pay a bribe to a traffic officer must lodge an official complaint with the department. 

It’s understood Jonathan Agnew, Michael Vaughn, Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann who are in the country for the Proteas test series against England, were allegedly threatened by the officer because the driver failed to produce a licence

In a tweet, Agnew wrote that he had to empty his pockets and pay the JMPD officer for pulling them over. 

The JMPD's Edna Mamonyane says they are investigating the incident.

“We will carry on with our internal investigation and that is why we need the journalists to try and get those people so that we can be able to deal with the situation.” 

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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