Tshwane traffic cop convicted for trying to solicit bribe from undercover agent
TMG Digital | 2017-02-01 16:27:32.0
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A Tshwane Metro traffic officer has been found guilty of corruption by the Cullinan Magistrate’s Court for attempting to solicit a R100 bribe from an undercover agent from the National Traffic Anti-Corruption unit.
Sebo Mathabatha‚ 38‚ pleaded guilty to the charge. She was charged under the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Act of 2004.
The incident happened on December 19‚ 2015‚ during the festive season road safety campaign. Mathabatha and a colleague were conducting a law enforcement operation on the notorious Moloto Road when she stopped the agent for overtaking on a barrier line.
She is expected back in court on March 29 for the magistrate to consider a pre-sentencing report.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Wednesday the conviction proves that there are consequences for unethical and unprofessional conduct within the traffic law enforcement environment.