Senior Nelson Mandela Bay traffic official arrested for corruption and bribery

APRIL 26, 2017
Senior Nelson Mandela Bay traffic official arrested for corruption and bribery

A 51-year-old, senior traffic official from the Nelson Mandela Bay traffic department is expected in court soon after he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on charges of corruption and bribery following a sting operation by Uitenhage police.

"It is alleged that the traffic official wanted R200 from the complainant in exchange for not writing out a traffic fine and returning the complainants drivers licence," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The exchange took place at Queen Mary Crescent and the traffic official was subsequently arrested by the police.

"The suspect is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court soon."

Uitenhage Station Commander, Brigadier Laurence Soekoe said: "The arrest proves that there are consequences for unethical and unprofessional conduct by law enforcers and the SAPS is committed to ensure that all cases of corruption and bribery are investigated thoroughly."