Two Malawi traffic police officers bribe caught on camera

Times Television footage of two female police  traffic officers demanding a bribe and pocketing the money from a man in a car has emerged.

 Caught On Cam

Caught On Camera

Accoridng to Daily Times,  the two female cops were caught on  Times TV roving camera apparently taking bribes from a motorist near Phalombe Hardware in Limbe.

The officiers did not use the receipt book where money goes to government’s Account Number One and pocketed the money as the video  s showing he road user adding money twice before one of the cops reached her hand into the car to the the cash.

Deputy national spokesman for police, Thomeck Nyaude, blamed road users for the rise in corruption among traffic officers.

He said it is the Malawi society that is corrupt.

“Traffic officers jut go on the road to enforce traffic laws. Traffic officiers are part of Malawi Police Services and are told not to indulge in corruption,” the daily quoted Nyaude.

He said the people are the ones who lure cops to received bribes.

Police  will hold accountable the cops in the video if they can be .

Petty graft continues to plague Malawi ‘s economy.

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17 thoughts on “Two Malawi traffic police officers bribe caught on camera”

  1. grace says:

    chomwe anakanila kuti mu mi seu muzikhsla aroadtraffic and safety services ndichani? anthuwa ali ndi cholinga chokhalira munseu. go to Zomba azimai apolice ziphuphu kwambiri, tizikujambulani muyaluka muona.

  2. Mall Cop says:

    Tell me which country has a corrupt-free Police service..

  3. Nsena mkulumale says:

    Inspector General, please do something on the corruption involving traffic police officers on the roads and those manning roadblocks on the Blantyre – Nsanje road. Passengers in the minibuses are infringed of their rights (kumakhala 4 – 4)and the minibuses over speeds, Imagine some minibuses have rude stickers in their minibuses e.g. Muno mukhala 4 – 4 kukakhala kuphunzira ndi kwanu, When they meet a traffic police officer most of the offenses are paid into the pockets of the officers. If you want to have evidence of how much corruption is on this road, just deploy some undercover officers say from , the north or central, and they will see it by themselves. This tendency has led to loss of lives due to traffic accidents. Please help us

  4. True Patriot says:

    There is a research that was recently done and it concluded that traffic police officers are the most corrupt people in Malawi. This is hardly surprising.

    These days you can hardly cover three kilometres in the City of Lilongwe without finding a whole battalion of cops! You wonder whether there are any general duties officers left at police stations.

    I would have no qualms if these officers were curbing traffic offences but alas! They all want to partake in the sharing of the spoils!

    Around Kanengo area you come across light goods vehicles dangerously loaded with goods, and the owners of the goods literally suspended on top! When these vehicles approach traffic officers the people disembark and start walking past the officers. Usually the vehicles are stopped and they are quickly cleared to pass through, of course after the driver has ‘given’ a handshake to the officer. Once the vehicle has passed the officers it stops and allows the people to embark again. This is done in full view of the everyone!

    Sometimes there is such heavy traffic at the Junction between Kaunda Road and M1 road that it becomes almost impossible for a motorist from the direction of Area 25 to join the M1, yet there are 7 officers checking vehicles near Kapani premises!

    Now, the Police publicist defending his colleagues against corruption is the symbol of the lunacy that characterizes how all systems have collapsed in my dear country! Perhaps, we should just get used. This is the tragedy called Malawi….

  5. Charlie Hebdo says:

    It takes two to tango. Prosecute both without fail to set example

  6. Ophiri says:

    The response from the spokesperson, as reported, does not give much hope in curbing the situation at all.

  7. Munkoyo says:

    Nyaude cannot blame the public. It is the police who demand bribes. If the motorist entice them with bribes, why don’t police officer refuse. The law says it an offence to bribe a police officer. The police is corrupt from top to bottom. Agalu inu, nchewe za nchewe. You thrive on bribes. You do not work. One way to reduce bribes is for the police to remove these road blocks.!

  8. boy says:

    Thomeck Nyaude pay the police reasonable salaries and then they will enforce the law. you cant expect them to resit when you give them 40 pin. Ana akufuna school, rent pomwepo, kudya ndizina pomwepo. Are you series a Thomeck

  9. gringo says:

    a polisi ndi anthu akuba kuposa wina aliyense mukapitiliza tidzikutchulani maina pompano

  10. Chilungamo says:

    The system of paying to the police men whether by bribing or through the GRN is encouraging corruption. Of course the policemen these days have gone a step further by procuring their own receipt books therefore even if you pay and given the receipts, the money do not go to account number 1. The government should introduce ticketing system like what other countries do. I one is found having committed a road traffic offence, they should be given a ticket and let them pay at the chosen bank to account No.1 that way corruption might be reduced but at the same time the government will benefit from these penalties. Other wise the GRN that are being issued by the policemen are fake ones. The GRN should be centred at the bank where one goes to pay that will accompanied by a deposit slip that way will reduce corruption and possibly offences. Food for thought

    1. Wakutsina says:

      True….savomeranso bribe. Just know kuti ndi Receipt book lawo. They want to make money…Go and ask pa area 3 market you can find the books there selling…

  11. Kakhome says:

    Koma kuchema. Soon a special project targetting these corrupt officers will be lauched and ayaluka – they will be exposed

  12. Bubu Leze says:

    Come to Ekwendeni again. The traffic officers target the vehicles that comes from Engucwini, Mpherembe, Euthini, Kafukule and Mzalangwe. Each and every day they charge these vehicles that carry people. Now it is just a routine, the moment the vehicles come to traffic officers’ block they give the traffic officers K3000 or K5000. No receipt produced. If the traffic officers were serious with the offenses that are caused by drivers they could even confiscate the vehicles completely. They leave the drivers and their respective vehicles as a source of their daily bread. Shame on Malawi.

  13. Bubu Leze says:

    Come to Ekwendeni again. The traffic officers target the vehicles that comes from Engucwini, Mpherembe, Euthini, Kafukule and Mzalangwe. Each and every day they charge these vehicles that carry people. Now it is just a routine, the moment the vehicles come to traffic officers’ block they give the traffic officers K3000 or K5000. No receipt produced. If the traffic officers were serious with the offense that are caused by drivers they could even confiscate the vehicles completely. They leave the drivers and their respective vehicles as a source of their daily bread. Shame on Malawi.

  14. oyeza mafuta says:

    Its very sickening also here in Lilongwe- Lets take the road block on Lilongwe Mchinji road near ARET offices. These corrupt hands of Satan demand K500 for every minibus that passes bye.
    A police amati ndi mgodi wao… no wonder you always find groups of policemen and women fighting over Mchinji and Kasiya minibuses.

    1. Bestie says:

      Afuna mpaka pazapezekeso munthu ngati fisi/ Hyena wa ku Nasanje akazavomera kuti 40 pin salary sikwana kudya rent school fees ufa dstv gotv ena ali ndi magalimoto mafuta insurance etc. Akazawulula ndiye boma kaya Police servicea ndipamene izizadabwa hahahahaha tipical of Malawians . Saziwa ndani apa

  15. [email protected] says:

    In Mzuzu just go at LUNYANGWA Bridge and check how corrupt these guys are. All unworthy road vehicles pay K1000.00 per day kuti ayende tsiku limenelo. All residents of MZUZU know it.

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