North West traffic cop busted for corruption

North West traffic cop busted for corruption

The North West Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit has arrested a traffic officer for corruption in Potchefstroom.

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The 39-year-old was nabbed during an undercover operation on Thursday.

Tumelo Tau, who is attached to the traffic department of the JB Marks local Municipality, allegedly impounded a truck over outstanding traffic fines.

He then allegedly solicited a bribe for the truck to be released.

The accused appeared in the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court, where he was released on R1,000 bail.

"After receiving the information, anti-corruption members arranged an undercover operation, wherein the accused was arrested after receiving the money," said North West police spokesperson Adéle Myburgh.

"He is expected to appear again on Monday, 1 July 2024."


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