Traffic cop nabbed for demanding bribe

2016-01-06 14:10
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Rustenburg – A Klerksdorp traffic officer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly soliciting a bribe from an undercover officer, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.  

Spokesperson Simon Zwane said the incident happened on Leemhuis Street next to the Oleander Park old age home, where he was conducting a speed law enforcement operation.

"The traffic officer allegedly demanded a R150 bribe from an undercover agent after he had stopped the agent for exceeding the speed limit and driving without a driving licence," he said.

The officer was expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday.  

This is the second traffic officer to be arrested for soliciting bribes since the start of the festive season road safety campaign.

A Tshwane metro police officer was also arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from an undercover officer on the Moloto road in December.  

The man allegedly asked for a R100 bribe from an undercover officer monitoring the conduct of his colleagues, Zwane said.    

It was part of an operation by the RTMC's national anti-corruption unit. 

The unit was at work countrywide to ensure that officers and motorists obeyed the law, Zwane said.

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