Traffic officer nabbed for R40 bribe

Traffic officer nabbed for R40 bribe

A traffic officer has been arrested for allegedly taking a meagre bribe from a taxi driver. 

RTMC officer arrest

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says the 55-year-old was nabbed at his office in Tshwane.

It is alleged the officer and his colleagues stopped an overloaded taxi in Olivenhoutbosch in July.

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"The officer allegedly demanded a R50 bribe, however the driver had only R40 and the officer then took the driver's cellphone," the RTMC says. 

He is expected to be charged for bribery and robbery.

"This arrest brings to 11 the number of traffic officers arrested in connection to corruption in the last three months. More arrests are expected in this case. "

Investigations are continuing in other provinces and arrests are imminent.

Members of the public have been urged to report bribery and corruption on 0861 400 800.

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