It’s believed the cops were to secure that the person was declared fit to own a firearm.
The two were nabbed during a sting operation conducted by members of police’s Crime Intelligence.
The captain and warrant officer stationed at Lentegeur SAPS in Mitchells Plain were busted at a restaurant in Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River on Friday.
It’s alleged the men were each found in possession of R5 000.
According to a source, a trap was set by Crime Intelligence members who had learned the two cops were going to receive R10 000 in cash from a member of the public, who wanted to get a firearm licence illegally after this person was declared unfit to own one.
It is not clear if this person is male or female.
The two cops, who are being detained at Kuils River Police Station, are expected to make their first appearance at the Kuils River Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of corruption.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant- Colonel André Traut, explains: “This office can confirm that two SAPS members, a 48-year-old captain and a 56-year-old warrant officer, were arrested [on Friday] afternoon at a shopping mall in Kuils River on a charge of corruption, after they accepted a bribe from a member of the public.
“The two suspects are due to make a court appearance on Monday in the Kuils River Magistrate's Court to face the charge against them.”