Bribery: RTI pair await decision

2010-05-17 00:00

TWO women Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) officers, who allegedly took a R300 bribe from a German couple last week, are awaiting a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions whether they will face charges.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane yesterday confirmed that the case of the two officers has been referred to the office of the public prosecutor to decide on the next step.

It was reported that last Wednesday on the R74 between Bergville and Winterton, the two officers tried to solicit a R1 500 bribe from the German couple. They allegedly let them go after they had paid R300, which was all the money they had.

The couple opened a case at Weenen police station and identified the alleged culprits. Zwane said statements were taken from the couple, their witnesses and from the RTI officers, but they were not immediately charged with the offence.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson for transport Radley Keys has called for the immediate suspension of the two officers. He urged KZN Transport MEC Willies Mchunu “to act firmly and decisively on the matter and to ensure that there is full co-operation by the department in assisting the SAPF with their investigation”.

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