PTA mom gripped by fear after metro cop shooting threats

A Tshwane Metro police officer allegedly robbed a woman and threatened to shoot her toddler.

This picture was posted to Facebook this week. It's claimed the Tshwane Metro Police Department officer allegedly threatened to shoot a three-year-old child after a motorist refused to pay a bribe. Picture: Facebook

PRETORIA - A Pretoria mother says she fears for her life after reporting a Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officer who she claims robbed her and threatened her three-year-old toddler with a firearm.

Linda Robertse says she was returning home after picking up her daughter on Monday when she was pulled over by a TMPD officer in western Pretoria.

She claims the officer demanded money in order to buy a drink but she told him she only had money to buy bread for her children.

Robertse says her daughter Magda, who was in the back seat of the car, was crying and the officer told the child to shut up or he would shoot her.

The mother further claims the officer took money from her three-year-old daughter. She says her child has been left traumatised by the incident.

"What are they going to do to us when he gets fired or gets into trouble? The children are at home, they are not at school because the little one is crying, saying the policeman wants to shoot her so what must we do now?"

She says they're scared of what might happen next.

Late last night TMPD internal investigators arrested two of their own, including the officer Robertse claims threatened her.

These arrests bring the number of metro police charged with criminal offences to eight this month.

Crimeline and the Justice Project have welcomed the swift arrests, and have appealed to motorists to report corrupt police officials.