Johannesburg traffic officer arrested for demanding bribe

Johannesburg traffic officer arrested for demanding bribe
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A Johannesburg traffic officer was arrested for taking a bribe in Soweto, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Simon Zwane said the officer was caught in Dobsonville, Soweto where she was conducting a law enforcement operation.

“The officer allegedly stopped an undercover agent of the National Ant-Corruption Unit for driving an unroadworthy vehicle. She demanded a R100 bribe instead of removing the disc and discontinuing the vehicle,” said Zwane.

He said the Hawks were called to the scene and the officer was immediately arrested. A cash sum of R1280 was found in her possession.

“A case of corruption was opened at Dobsonville police station. The officer is expected to make a first appearance at Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday,” said Zwane.

She was the second officer to be arrested in a space of two days for soliciting a bribe from a motorist. On Saturday a Randfontein municipal traffic officer was arrested on a similar charge on the R28 in the West Rand.

The officer was operating a speed trap when he stopped an undercover member of the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit for speeding.

The officer also demanded a R100 bribe from the undercover official. He was found in possession of R4000.

Source – News24

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