January 24, 2016

Black Johannesburg policeman 'demands cash from terrified BBC test match commentators'

BBC cricket commentator tweets about confrontation with a metro police officer en route to Johannesburg from Centurion

Four BBC cricket commentators allegedly got into a heated confrontation with a metro police officer on their way to Johannesburg from Centurion on Saturday.
International media reports made the rounds after Jonathan Agnew tweeted that he and fellow-commentators Michael Vaughan, Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann had been at the receiving end of a corrupt police officer.
Reportedly Agnew confronted the metro-officer after being pulled over while travelling to Johannesburg. He claimed in his Twitter posts that the officer took money from them.
Agnew tweeted: “He made us empty our pockets and took the cash. Please do not suggest I bribed him.”

On Twitter he also said the officer ‘kindly let him keep’ R20 to see him through.
Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief-Superintendent Wayne Minnaar told Rekord on Sunday: “JMPD does not tolerate corruption. The people involved must lodge a formal complaint at JMPD internal affairs, so that the corrupt officer can appear before a disciplinary hearing.”

BBC Test Match commentators Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan in frightening confrontation with South African policeman