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Cops, drivers, truck owner arrested in Arrive Alive campaign

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The National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks have arrested two Tshwane Metro Police officers for alleged bribery and corruption.

The two 33-year-old officers were arrested yesterday near the Fountains cycle in the capital city where they were allegedly extorting bribes from motorists.

They have been detained at Pretoria central police station and are expected to make their first court appearance today (Monday 30 December 2019).

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This brings the number of people arrested for bribery and corruption to nine since the start of the festive season Arrive Alive campaign on December 1.

A truck owner and his driver were arrested in Durban last week after they allegedly attempted to convince traffic officers to accept a bribe and not prosecute them for displaying a fraudulent vehicle license disc.

A driver and two illegal immigrants were arrested in the Western Cape between Touwsriver and Laingsburg for offering a R300 bribe to a traffic officer.

Another driver was also detained for offering a bribe to a traffic officer to avoid prosecution for driving a public transport vehicle without a professional driver’s permit, failure to display a valid operating permit and overloading.

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Another driver, who was driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after offering a R150 bribe to traffic officers.

Bribery and corruption is a major issue on national roads and contributes to lawlessness that leads to fatal crashes.

Anti-corruption agents have been deployed on the roads to deal with this scourge.

Members of the public are urged to report instances of bribery and corruption to the RTMC hotline on 0861 400 800 or send a WhatsApp message with all relevant details as well as pictures where possible to (083) 293-7989.

Source: Arrive Alive

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