Two former Gauteng traffic officers sentenced for fraud, corruption

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Two former Gauteng traffic police officers have been sentenced to eight years for fraud and corruption. 

Sibuela Mbanjwa and Ntombi Khumalo appeared in the South Gauteng Magistrate's Court on Wednesday after they were arrested in April 2017.

They were responsible for testing the roadworthiness of buses at the Langlaagte vehicle testing station.

They told a bus operator his buses could pass the roadworthy test in exchange for money.

"Fraud and corruption derail the good intention of the existence of the rule of the law and is a major setback towards the creation of safer communities.

"Any form of bribery, including receiving monetary rewards in return for assisting vehicle operators with their roadworthy certificates, will be dealt with decisively," said Gauteng traffic spokesperson Sello Maremane.

The pair received eight years imprisonment each, with two of the years suspended for five years, on condition that they don't commit another crime. 


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