Traffic officer charged with corruption over alleged bribe

2017-02-13 17:53
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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) officer has been charged with corruption after allegedly taking a R500 bribe, the Hawks said on Monday.

It is alleged that on February 7, RTI officer Khangelani Mpanzela, 43, told a motorist that he would scrap ticket if they paid him R500.

According to the Hawks, the driver agreed to pay the bribe at a later stage and then reported the incident to the Hawks Anti-Corruption Unit in Durban.

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The Hawks then set up a sting operation to nab the officer.

"He was caught red-handed whilst collecting the money from the complainant. He was immediately arrested and charged for corruption," Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said.

Mpanzela appeared in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday last week and was granted R5 000 bail.

The case was postponed to March 7.

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