On Wednesday the Road Traffic Management Corporation stated that, it won’t stop with the arrests of the officials taking bribes in the licence stations, testing centers and also from the public motorist.
Following a total number of 72 arrest of the officials that took bribe in October 2017, at vehicle testing centres‚ licensing stations, it is believed that the officials issue roadworthy certificates to vehicles that were not physically taken to the testing stations for examination and taking bribes from public motorists.
With more suspects expected to be arrested, the RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane has stated that, there are more complaints from the public about officials taking bribes and the evidence is being provided by the people who are willing to testify.
“Among the 72 arrested are alleged bogus doctors who were giving medical certificates to people without examining them.
“We are doing this to improve safety on the roads‚ restore the integrity of traffic law enforcement and protect the public from unscrupulous individuals who seem to think that traffic is a get-rich-quick scheme‚” said Zwane.
The highest amount of bribe is believed to be R4000, which took place in Tshwane at Pretoria and the minimum amount is R50, where the two officials of Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) forced a motorist to withdraw money from the ATM.
Both officers where later charged with kidnapping‚ robbery‚ extortion‚ corruption and defeating the ends of justice, where one of the officer is believed to be a new recruit who has completed the training last year.
Members of the public are urged to report traffic related fraud and corruption on 0861 400 800 or email email@example.com. All information will be treated confidentially.