Gauteng officers face corruption charges

2017-07-23 22:18
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Johannesburg – Two Gauteng Community Safety Department officials are due to appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Court on Monday on charges of corruption.

Two female transport compliance officers, aged 41 and 36, were arrested at Langlaagte Vehicle Testing Centre on Friday after allegedly taking R9 000 from a scholar transport operator who required a roadworthy certificate.

The arrests were conducted jointly by the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, the South African police and the Gauteng Inspectorate.

A third suspect was being sought and was expected to be arrested on Monday, Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Simon Zwane said.

"The officers face a possible 15 years imprisonment if found guilty. The Langlaagte has been prioritised following numerous public complaints of corruption and bribery. Investigations are continuing in other provinces as well and more arrests are pending," Zwane said.

Members of the public are urged to report corruption and bribery involving testing stations and traffic officials on 0861 400 800.

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