Video allegedly shows traffic officers asking US motorist for a bribe

Video allegedly shows traffic officers asking US motorist for a bribe

- A video has resurfaced online showing a man accusing SA cops of corruption

- The footage shows a US man getting pulled over by local traffic officers

- One of the officers is heard asking for a "spot fine" which he took took to mean a bribe

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No doubt that there has been an issue with traffic officers asking for 'cooldrinks' in the past. Because of that, a US man living in Pretoria was extra careful when he was pulled over earlier this year.

Dashcam footage of the incident was shared online and according to the date stamp on the video, it took place in August this year.

The man can be heard talking with a female officer who asks for a "spot fine" of R600. He tells her to go get the fine and when she returns, he accused her of asking for a bribe.

According to TimesLIVE, the US motorist believed a "spot fine" was code for a bribe in Mzansi. The publication reported the man followed the cop's supervisor to a police station, where he was asked to pay a R200 fine for driving 80km/h in a 60km/h zone.

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Regardless, some South Africans still accused the officer of being corrupt while others defended the officer, saying that foreign citizens are subjected to pay fines on the spot.

Twitter user, @Norman36705267, commented:

"That's how it works if you are a foreigner, that's the law. I don't see anything wrong there, it's called spot fine not a bribe."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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