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Tjotjo female traffic officers gets R1k bail

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By Thys Khiba

Three female traffic officers from the Free State province, Mamodiehi Pakiso Nkwinika, 43, Mohapa Maggie Motaung, 44, and Ditshabako Sefudi, 45, were each granted bail of R1 000 by the Kroonstad Magistrates’ court on Monday, 16 October 2023 for corruption.

This comes after the three female officers were arrested by the Free State Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation team on Saturday, 14 October for alleged acts of corruption and demanding a R2 000 bribe from a truck driver instead of issuing a fine.

The officers who were on duty discovered an apparent Road Traffic Act transgression.

“It is alleged that the officers stopped a truck between Hennenman and Kroonstad on 14 October 2023 for a roadside inspection,” said Hawks provincial spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Zweli Mohobeleli.

The driver informed his employer about their alleged demand of R2000.

The latter immediately alerted the police.

An entrapment operation was conducted which led to the arrest of the three officers.

The provincial Head of the Hawks, Major General MokgadiBokaba sent a message of appreciation to the truck owner for reporting the crime.

“Law enforcement officers must know that the Hawks have a bird’s view of their actions. Anytime they accept a bribe, they could be walking into a trap,” she warned.

The matter against the three accused has been postponed to 10 November 2023.

 

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