Two traffic officers arrested for alleged corruption

Members of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation arrested two traffic officials aged 30 and 38 in Stilfontein on Tuesday, 24, for alleged corruption.

It is alleged that the duo solicited R2000.00 bribe from a motorist following his arrest for alleged drunk and driving offence. The complainant was taken to a police station where he reportedly paid the officers R1000.00.

The complainant further alleges that the officers demanded R1000.00 balance, which he arranged to pay at a later stage. After bringing the matter to the Hawks’ attention, an entrapment was set, which resulted in the officers being caught soon after accepting R2000.00 cash from the complainant.

The pair has been charged with corruption and will appear before the Stilfontein Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 25 October.

Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in the North West, Major General Patrick Mbotho lauded the team’s swiftness in acting on the information and subsequent apprehension of the suspects.

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