Traffic officers arrested

2017-11-22 06:02

TWO Msunduzi Municipality traffic officers were arrested on Tuesday, November 7, for alleged corruption.

The two, Welani Zondi (32), and Siphesihle Zulu (26), were arrested by the Hawks Serious Anti-Corruption Unit after being accused of soliciting a bribe from a Pietermaritzburg motorist.

It is alleged the motorist resisted their attempts, however, his vehicle was impounded by the officers and they demanded a bribe for its release.

An undercover operation was conducted and the two were arrested after taking money from the complainant.

They were then charged with corruption.

They appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Wednesday, November 8, and were granted R1 000 bail each.

The case was postponed to December 13.

The Msunduzi Municipality Spokesperson, Thobeka Mafumbatha said: “Internal processes are under way to deal with the matter.

The matter is sub judice therefore we cannot discuss the details at this stage.”

She said the municipality is committed to “stamping out corruption”.

She said motorists and residents can use the toll free line 080 100 0545 to report fraud anonymously if they so wish.

Asked if the municipality has dealt with similar cases, she said: “There are numerous forensic investigations that have been carried out, some of which are still being done.”

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