Taxi driver fined for R100 bribe

2012-04-12 20:09

Cape Town - A taxi driver was fined R1 000 or three months in jail for attempting to bribe a traffic officer, by the Bellville Specialised Crime Court in Cape Town, on Thursday.

Nkululeko Fatusi, 31, of Delft on the Cape Flats, was also sentenced to a fine of R3 000 or six months in jail, conditionally suspended for two years.

Municipal traffic officer Nomfundo Nkomo stopped him for ignoring the red traffic light last October.

Fatusi had left his driver's licence at home, and was unable to produce it.

When he realised Nkomo was writing him a fine for failure to stop at the red light, and another for not having his licence, he handed her a R100 note for a soft drink.

According to the charge sheet, Nkomo accepted the bribe and arrested him.

  • cwboshoff - 2012-04-12 21:38

    Good on you officer Nkomo, I feel proud of the progress our country is making when I see a story like this!!!

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-13 08:32

      well done nkomo

  • Thato - 2012-04-12 22:01

    officer Nkomo you are a 1 in a trillion- I salute your policing ethics and integrity. Bigups to you Miss Officer- ba ba tshwanang le wena ba tlhokwa in this age of corruption...

  • Slyvester - 2012-04-12 22:01

    You should have paid the R1000 she wanted initially. ..and are you mad R100 for driving without a licence. Ask any traffic cop to keep up with the latest rates

  • bnnyoni - 2012-04-12 22:36

    How much bribe for driving without a license. help before i pay fine

      Farmworker - 2012-04-12 23:45

      Well just drive with the damn license, did you know that it can fit in your wallet.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-12 23:49

    The officer must have felt insulted by the low offer.

  • Farmworker - 2012-04-12 23:54

    Hard luck bra, I don't think they still take R100 note for driving without a licence. You gonna have to dig some more in your pocket for that offence, after all you have been making money without licence any way

  • Donald - 2012-04-13 08:17

    Go Capetown!

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