Taxi driver who allegedly tried to bribe traffic cop gets bail

2015-12-28 13:46

Johannesburg - A taxi driver who spent the weekend behind bars after allegedly trying to bribe an officer in Johannesburg, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday .

The case against Mpho Maswikaneng, 27, was postponed to January 8. 

He was granted bail of R5 000. 

Following Maswikaneng's arrest, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said the 27-year-old was first noticed by the traffic officers when he threw an empty beer can out of the window of his minibus taxi.

"He was followed and observed as he drove recklessly between traffic and pedestrians and through red traffic lights," said spokesperson Simon Zwane. 

When he was stopped, he allegedly offered R630 as a bribe to avoid prosecution.

He was immediately taken into custody. 

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