Bribery case: Traffic officer arrested for jobs scam

2008-07-24 00:00

A MSUNDUZI traffic department member, arrested for allegedly collecting bribes from people he promised to secure jobs for at the department, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.

The man, who has been with the department for 17 years, was arrested by the Pietermaritzburg Organised Crime Unit at the traffic offices yesterday. “When we came to arrest him he denied committing the crime, but said he was borrowing the money [from his victim],” said Captain Jegeesh Singh of the Organised Crime Unit.

Singh said six victims have come forward and they suspect there are more.

Traffic department spokesman Kenneth Chetty said the suspect is not a qualified traffic officer.

“He failed college a long time ago and was placed in the security department. In 2005 he requested to join the traffic department, which was allowed,” said Chetty.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.