- A young man has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to bribe a traffic officer with R1 500
- The 33-year-old reportedly offered the testing centre officer the money in exchange for changing his test results
- The learner's licence applicant now faces charges of bribery as he was arrested on Wednesday following the incident
A 33-year-old learner licence applicant may face charges of bribery after he was arrested on Wednesday, 15 April, by Milnerton SAPS after he failed his licence test and attempted to 'buy' his licence.
According to various reports, the individual offered an examiner at Milnerton Driving License Testing Centre R1 500 in exchange for the examiner changing his test results.
The arrest was conducted at the same time as a Matzikama traffic officer was scheduled to appear in court to defend against allegations made against him of corrupt activities at a Vredendal vehicle testing station.
IOL reported on the statements made by City of Cape Town Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith as he stressed the notion that the City would not tolerate any attempt to oppose the law. Smith continued to plead with the community to avoid participating in any unlawful behaviour.
News24 reported that the individual who was arrested is scheduled to appear in court once he has been charged. The report continued by saying that Smith noted that the individual who attempted to bribe the officer instead of following the right processes could now face having a criminal record.
In other news, Briefly News reported on honest police officers who turned a R170 000 bribe down. Police took a suspect into custody following a week-long sting operation in Southnay Street in Douglas. Cops discovered an astounding R10 million worth of illicit alcohol.
The owner allegedly attempted to bribe the officers with R170 000 in cash to walk away but the honest officers turned down the bribe.
The owner was apparently ready to pay the bribe as police discovered R170 000 in cash on the premises. The 50-year-old male suspect will be charged with the possession of illicit alcohol and bribing a police officer.
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