'SAPS can search motorists'
SAPS says officials have the right to search motorists who they believe look or act suspicious.
JOHANNESBURG - The police service says officials have the right to search motorists who they believe look or act suspicious.
This comes after several complaints of intimidation by police on Johannesburg roads.
Foreign nationals have also complained about being targeted by police officers who are demanding bribes of up to R1,000.
The police service says it is looking into the claims but that searches are procedure.
The police's Neville Malila said, "There are random searches at roadblocks where police are allowed to search people and the vehicle."