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NC traffic official, driving instructor arrested for corruption

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It is alleged the pair demanded a bribe of R3 500 from a complainant in exchange for awarding a driving licence

The Hawks in the Northern Cape yesterday arrested a senior traffic official and a driving school instructor from Jan Kempdorp on charges of corruption. Picture: Supplied

THE HAWKS in the Northern Cape yesterday arrested a senior traffic official and a driving school instructor from Jan Kempdorp on charges of corruption.

Hawks provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the pair allegedly demanded a gratification from a complainant in exchange for awarding a driving licence.

“It is alleged that the traffic official, employed at the Jan Kempdorp Traffic Department, and the driving school instructor demanded a gratification of R3 500 from a complainant in exchange for awarding a driver’s licence. A sting operation was conducted, where the suspect accepted a gratification (money) and was subsequently arrested,” said Mnisi.

Both suspects are expected to appear in the local magistrate’s court today.

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