Rodney Ramusia, a 29-year-old former national traffic officer, has been sentenced to six years behind bars for corruption. Ramusia had been caught red-handed accepting a R200 bribe in exchange for not issuing a ticket.
The South African Police Service has confirmed that a former traffic officer has been sentenced to six years in jail for corruption by the Mokopane Magistrate Court.
In a media statement, it was revealed that Rodney Ramusia had been caught, along with a colleague, accepting a R200 bribe by members of the Hawks:
"Unaware that they were dealing with Hawks Serious Corruption Investigating members, Ramusia and his colleague were arrested on the spot immediately after accepting the bribe. Ramusia and his colleague had been out on R1 000 bail each."
Charges against Ramusia's colleague were withdrawn during the trial, leaving him to answer to his immoral actions alone.
The court had slapped him with a direct six-year sentence with no option of a fine. Major General Thobeka Jozi, Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, has welcomed the sentencing:
“We will continue to support government's zero tolerance stance to stamp out dishonesty and unlawfulness. We would like to warn those who continue to steal from the public that the long hand of the law will catch up with them."
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