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Case against Eastern Cape traffic cops, who took bribes postponed to January

Dec 22, 2016
Case against Eastern Cape traffic cops, who took bribes postponed to January

Three traffic officers stationed at Ngqushwa Municipality Traffic Department have appeared before the Peddie Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of corruption and were released on bail pending their next court appearance at the end of January.

"Mzuvukile Nelson Nkontso (50), Noluvuko Viba (29) and Phathekile Dinginto (44), who are all Superintendents at the traffic department, were arrested on the same day by the Serious Corruption Investigation (SCI) unit of the Hawks," said police spokesperson, Captain Anelisa Feni.

"The three are accused of demanding and taking bribes from motorists travelling along the R72 road between East London and Port Alfred.

"Furthermore, they trio allegedly demanded and received bribes from motorists travelling on the N2 road between King Williams Town and Grahamstown."

She said that the arrests resulted from an undercover joint operation between SCI and Crime Intelligence.

"The operation was conducted from September 2016 to December 2016," said Captain Feni .

"Nkontso, Viba and Dinginto were each granted R3 000 bail and their next court appearance will be on 26 January 2017."