A 50 year old traffic official was arrested on Monday, 26 April 2021. She is expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 28 April 2021.
Her arrest follows an investigation into an incident which took place on Thursday, 21 April 2021 where a motorist had his vehicle impounded by a 50-year-old female traffic official.
She allegedly stated that the victim who is a foreign national needed to produce his passport and a gratification of R1 400-00 in order for the vehicle to be released.
The victim left the scene and sought assistance from his supervisor who then alerted the local police about the ordeal.
The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation swiftly ensued after they were tasked with the probe. The gratification money was received by another traffic officer, Letebele Rampai (44), instead of the 50-year-old traffic official and released the vehicle.
Rampai was arrested and appeared in court on the 26 April 2021.
Further investigations was conducted and the Hawks members found several drivers licenses inside the vehicle of the 50-year-old traffic official which led to her arrest.