NW traffic officers to appear in court

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pretoria - Six North West traffic officers are expected to appear in court today for allegations of bribery and corruption.

Provincial MEC for Public Safety, Howard Yawa, said the arrest of the six was part of an intensified effort to rid law enforcement agencies of corrupt elements.

The officers were arrested by the Provincial Organised Crime unit during a sting operation on Monday.

Four of the six officers were alleged to have issued spot fines to foreign nationals and pocketed the money for themselves.

The other two officers, who allegedly extorted R300 from a motorist, were arrested after the motorist contacted the nearby police station in an attempt to refund the amount.

"When citizens abhor and take a stand against corruption, it will be uprooted within our law enforcement agencies and in our society," Yawa said.